Arup details San Francisco International’s Zero Net Energy Plan

By District Energy posted 06-15-2021 22:56


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Climate change is causing significant environmental, economic and social impacts around the world. In the case of California, heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, sea level rise, public health and local economies demand attention and resources as never before.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) recognized the financial, operational and community-driven imperative to find cost-effective, sustainable and resilient means to both mitigate climate impacts and adapt to a climate-impacted future by reducing its energy needs.

To this end, in 2016, SFO embarked on a strategic initiative to achieve zero net energy (ZNE) consumption. In 2018, SFO engaged a consultant team, led by specialists Arup and Stok, to study how to reduce energy across SFO’s 100+ building campus. The team worked with SFO to develop a ZNE plan, which outlines the multifaceted steps necessary to reduce energy use across the campus’s operations and supply the balance with 100% renewable energy to meet the airport’s ZNE goal.

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