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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Denver International Airport Among First U.S. Airports to Commit to Airport Carbon Accreditation Program


Agreement Highlights DIA’s Continued Environmental Commitment

DENVER — Sept. 8, 2014 — Continuing its role as a global leader in environmental management, Denver International Airport on Sunday became one of the first North American airports to sign on to the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent program launched by Airports Council International-Europe in 2009 to provide a common framework for airports to reduce their climate change impacts while also reducing operational costs and improving efficiencies. The program will become available to North American airports for the first time in 2015, and DIA has committed to being one of the first airports in the country to pursue certification under the internationally recognized program.

“Denver International Airport was built with sustainability in mind, and for nearly two decades the airport’s environmental programs have been a model for the industry,” said airport CEO Kim Day. “Today, we are continuing that legacy by committing ourselves to even higher standards of environmental stewardship that will further reduce our carbon emissions and invest in green initiatives that are financially viable and protect our natural assets.”

Airport Carbon Accreditation requires airports to measure their CO2 emissions and to have those emissions verified by an independent third party. Participating airports then work to reduce on-site activities that contribute to carbon emissions, such as installing energy-efficient lighting, using green energy sources, investing in alternative-fuel vehicles, working with partner agencies to reduce runway taxiing times, and more.

There are currently 103 certified airports globally – 86 in Europe, 16 in Asia-Pacific, and one in Africa.

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions makes good business sense,” said Scott Morrissey, DIA’s director of environmental programs. “As we demonstrate DIA’s environmental leadership, we will also be reducing longterm operating costs and reducing local air pollution. DIA was the first airport in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive environmental management system, and we’re proud to be among the first airports in North America to seek Airport Carbon Accreditation certification.”

DIA formalized the agreement on Sunday at the ACI-North America annual conference in Atlanta.

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About DIA’s Environmental Programs

Denver International Airport is one of the most environmentally responsible airports in the world. DIA was built with sustainability in mind 19 years ago. The airport uses natural day-lighting, dedicated deicing pads, a comprehensive deicing fluid collection and recycling system, 400-Hz power and pre-conditioned air supplied to aircraft parked at gates to reduce emissions, and a hydrant system for fuel deliveries to reduce the potential for spills and excessive fuel truck traffic. Other energy conservation measures included high-efficiency motors for fans and other equipment, four solar arrays, low-E insulating glass in most windows, LED lighting and a flexible modular HVAC system design. The airport also supports comprehensive composting and recycling programs, and uses compressed natural gas vehicles.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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