Aecom to develop environmental master plan for Pearson airport

13 June 2022 2 min. read
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Aecom, a Dallas-headquartered design and engineering consulting firm, has been selected by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to develop an environmental master plan for Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Aecom will develop a long-term plan that focuses on the six key areas of climate change, carbon neutrality and emissions, strategic energy use, water management, natural environment, and waste management. The consulting firm – which has approximately 51,000 professionals globally – will advise on capital projects and operational changes to help GTAA meets its environmental goals.

Aecom will create baseline assessments for the six focus areas, analyze current strategies, identify priority areas, create cost-benefit analyses for programs and targets, and recommend performance measurement systems.

The firm will partner with International Aviation Waste Management Association on the waste management plan and with GeoProcess Research Associates on the natural environment management plan.

Aecom to develop environmental master plan for Pearson airport

“AECOM’s global team of subject matter experts share GTAA’s commitment to environmental stewardship, with extensive experience supporting the sustainability efforts of internationally recognized airports,” Frank Sweet, chief executive of Aecom’s global environment business, said. “As we advance our Sustainable Legacies strategy, we are excited to partner with clients like GTAA to deliver a lasting impact for generations to come.”

Aecom’s “Sustainable Legacies” corporate ESG program includes a commitment to embed sustainable development and resilience across its work – including designing out a substantial portion of carbon on major projects and measuring key impacts in emissions, climate resilience, and social value.

The company’s environmental services practice includes offerings in air quality engineering, climate adaptation, environmental impact assessment and permitting, and remediation and restoration.

“We have partnered with GTAA for decades and look forward to applying this firsthand knowledge of local conditions, design standards, and airline needs to produce a high-quality, high-value product,” said Marc Devlin, chief executive of Aecom’s Canada region.

Aecom has a long history of working with Canada’s busiest airport, completing project work on the original Terminal 3, the redevelopment of Terminal 1, and various critical infrastructure projects.