The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in Canada has chosen AECOM, Alectra Energy Solutions (Alectra ), and EnWave Energy to provide solutions for reaching its decarbonisation goals.

GTAA is prioritising three areas, namely lighting systems, clean heat energy services at its central utility facility and the installation of solar photovoltaic and electric vehicle charging at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

The firms selected by GTAA will support these goals, which are designed to lower energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by offering an ‘optimised and comprehensive approach’.

GTAA Aviation Infrastructure, Energy and Environment director Todd Ernst said: “We’re looking forward to working with this group of companies in this unique partnership as a way to help advance our emissions reductions.

“Toronto Pearson is already an industry leader when it comes to sustainability, and we believe that by having the expertise of AECOM , Alectra and Enwave on our side, we’ll be able to continue making gains towards our energy and GHG emission goals.” 

The initial phase of the project is already underway, with the team using a ‘unique’ energy master planning and financing approach.

The aim is to gain insights into the technical, financial and GHG for different facilities across the three scope areas.

AECOM Canada CEO Marc Devlin said: “The GTAA has a long history of employing innovative infrastructure updates aimed at conserving energy, maintaining state-of-the-art facilities, and acting as good stewards of the environment.

“This is a commitment we share, as demonstrated in the continued advancement of our Sustainable Legacies strategy.

“We’re excited to align our forward-thinking companies and world-class technical expertise with Canada’s largest airport facility to implement the cutting-edge solutions that will help evolve and adapt the sustainable future of the aviation industry.”