Policies and Contracts

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Policies and Contracts


Goal: Recycle 50 percent of all demolition waste.

Policies guide the Aviation Department business decisions and affect everything from capital improvements to purchasing supplies used for day-to-day airport operations. Contracts promote and coordinate sustainability efforts with suppliers, tenants, and other business partners.

The Aviation Department promotes sustainability in its policies and contracts by:

  • Requiring the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for building construction projects
  • Maintaining a robust staff training and accreditation program on LEED
  • Promoting contractor use of cleaner construction equipment with the Design and Construction Services (DCS) Green Guide for heavy civil pavement projects

policies-contracts-icon-cs5In 2016, five goals were created for further incorporating sustainability into policies and contracts:

  • Improve green design and construction practices during airport construction with consistent application of the DCS Green Guide.
  • Increase Aviation Department use of environmentally preferable products and services at PHX
  • Increase recycling of airport construction and demolition waste to support the City’s waste diversion and minimization goal.
  • Promote sustainability during tenant construction projects via the Tenant Improvement Handbook.
  • Review sustainability during airport capital improvement decisions.
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