Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of $35 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Through the Airport Terminal Program of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this grant will help fund the 2nd phase of the electric Central Utilities Plant (eCUP) and energy enhancements to Terminal D. The two initiatives are part of DFW Airport’s commitment to achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030.
The eCUP will provide additional heating and cooling capacity to support the future growth of DFW, including the Central Terminal Area. In addition, the eCUP will run on 100% renewable electricity and significantly reduce overall Airport emissions. The eCUP will receive $10 million from this announcement. Last year, the eCUP received $35 million in funding through the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act.
The energy enhancements to Terminal D will replace aging critical infrastructure with modern systems. This strategy includes adding sensors, smart glass, high-efficiency HVAC, eco-friendly roofing, and passenger boarding bridges with advanced controls for use in DFW’s digital twin program. These improvements will significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions to improve local air quality. The project will also enhance the customer experience at Terminal D by providing a cleaner, more comfortable environment. The Airport has installed smart glass in other terminals and successfully maintained a comfortable temperature while reducing energy consumption. This project will receive $25 million from this announcement.
DFW Airport is the world’s largest and North America’s first carbon-neutral airport. Environmental sustainability is an integral part of how the Airport operates and functions, and it is committed to taking steps to mitigate the Airport’s impact on the environment. The Airport has committed to becoming carbon net zero by 2030 – twenty years ahead of the industry goal of 2050. To learn more, please visit the Airport’s Sustainability website.
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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the most connected airports in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.