GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (April 3, 2015) – Ruby Canyon Engineering (RCE) completed three Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level II Verifications for the Port of Portland in early 2015: Portland International Airport (PDX), Hillsboro Airport (HIO), and Portland – Troutdale Airport (TTD). Handling approximately 15 million passengers per year, PDX is one of the busiest airports in the United States and just the second airport in North America to receive ACA certification. Throughout the ACA verification process, RCE reviewed PDX’s carbon policy and management plan and carbon footprint, physically inspecting major emission sources such as the main terminal and headquarters building, airport-owned vehicles and fueling stations, and the central utility plant boilers.
RCE is experienced in carbon footprinting and verifying GHG emissions for airlines and airports, and has two ACA-accredited lead verifiers on staff. Michael Coté, President of RCE, said, “We see the independent verification of an airport’s carbon emissions and management as a major step for those who are striving to make their facilities greener and more energy efficient.”