Greening Airports I: Monitoring, Analysing, and Assessing

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Greening, i.e. ensuring the sustainable medium to long term development of airports, implies its consideration as a system of interrelated components, operations, and processes, the main strategies and tactics for making airports greener (more sustainable), and elaboration of particular effects (benefits) and impacts (costs) from their medium to long term operations. The main effects (benefits) embrace employment around airports and their overall contribution to the local, regional and national economies (GDP—Gross Domestic Product). The impacts (costs) include damages and their costs from the airport’s energy consumption and related emissions of greenhouse gases, i.e. air pollution, noise, airside and landside congestion and delays of airlines, airport ground access systems/modes and air passengers and airport employees, land utilization and wastage. In some cases, airport-originated air traffic incidents/accidents are taken into consideration.


Indicator System Aircraft Noise Noise Abatement Passenger Delay Airport Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transport and Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyCN DelftThe Netherlands

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