I’m up in Montreal, one of my favorite cities, at a meeting of the ACI World Governing Board. I’ll have more to say about this trip next time. But I promised that I would write about my trip to Chicago and tour of their sustainability project.
Along with this post is a picture of me with Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino on the green roof covering the new FedEx building at O’Hare International Airport. This is the largest green roof at any airport and is very impressive.
You might know that O’Hare has been engaged in a huge airfield project, re-building and re-aligning runways and taxiways, building a new tower, moving a 90 inch water main, moving a cemetary, moving a rail line and so forth. A huge project.
One of the most interesting things about this is that Chicago has pursued it using a set of sustainability principles that they have worked to develop and implement. It is a very impressive effort. They have also engaged the assistance and involvement of airports around the country to share their views, experiences and best practices. As I said, a very impressive and interesting effort.
You ought to go to the O’Hare project’s web site and check it out.