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Portland Airports Certified with Global Carbon Accounting Program

Friday, February 27, 2015

 

Portland International Airport, Hillsboro Airport and Troutdale Airport are now certified with the Airports Carbon Accreditation program, making them three of the six certifed airports in North America. 

The Airports Carbon Accreditation program, launched in 2009 by the European region of Airports Council, consists of airports committed to reducing carbon emissions and a goal to be carbon neutral.  

The Port of Portland, which operates airports in Portland, Hillsboro and Troutdale, started the accreditation process in 2014.

Now that they are official certified, they join Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Victoria International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma as the only certified North American airports in the program. Over 100 airports are recognized by the program worldwide. 

The Port of Portland has focused on clean air practices over the last few years. In 2008, the Port was a founding reporter to the Climate Registry, and the next year committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by15 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. 

The Port has also invested in several  conservation projects, such as lighting upgrades and retrofits to heating, cooling and ventilation systems, that have saved 13,325 metric tons of carbon and 15.7 million kilowatt hours a year. 

 

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Jasper Wood Products LLC, Jasper

Total Penalty Amount: $21,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $9,600

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#19

RSC Dairy LLC, Tillamook

Total Penalty Amount: $24,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $12,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#18

Oak Lodge Sanitary District, Milwaukie

Total Penalty Amount: $27,250

Latest Penalty Amount: $6,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 

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#17

Forrest Paint Co., Eugene 

Total Penalty Amount: $29,400

Latest Penalty Amount: $3,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 1

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#16

East Side Plating Inc. Plants, Portland

Total Penalty Amount: $3,222

Latest Penalty Amount: $19,800

Quarter Out of Compliance: 2

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#15

Darigold, Portland

Total Penalty Amount: $42,496

Latest Penalty Amount: $42,496

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#14

Owens-Brockway Glass, Portland

Total Penalty Amount: $43,200

Latest Penalty Amount: $8,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 11

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#13

Oregon Door Inc., Dillard

Total Penalty Amount: $50,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $50,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 12

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#12

Export Global Metals,  Hillsboro

Total Penalty Amount: $51,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $17,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#11

Crop Production Services, Tangent

Total Penalty Amount: $55,100

Latest Penalty Amount: $50,100

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#10

Kanto Corporation, Portland

Total Penalty Amount: $58,200

Latest Penalty Amount: $58,200

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

Photo Credit: Kanto Corporation website. 

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#9

Cascade Plating & Machine, Eugene

Total Penalty Amount: $61,200

Latest Penalty Amount: $20,400

Quarter Out of Compliance: 2

  

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#8

Gunderson Inc., Portland 

Total Penalty Amount: $66,222

Latest Penalty Amount: $8,800

Quarter Out of Compliance: 2

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#7

U.S. Army Umatillla Chemical Depot, Hermiston 

Total Penalty Amount: $89,840

Latest Penalty Amount: $5,600

Quarter Out of Compliance: 3

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#6

RSG Forest Products, Molalla

Total Penalty Amount: $108,400

Latest Penalty Amount: $108,400

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#5

Johnson Crushers International, Eugene

Total Penalty Amount: $174,778

Latest Penalty Amount: $147,778

Quarter Out of Compliance:

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#4

Jeld-Wen, Klamath Falls

Total Penalty Amount: $$231,640

Latest Penalty Amount: $120,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 12

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#3

Ash Grove Cement Co., Durkee

Total Penalty Amount: $398,279

Latest Penalty Amount: $398,279

Quarter Out of Compliance: 0

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#2

TDY Industries Inc., Albany 

Total Penalty Amount: $825,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $825,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 12

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ATI Allvac Albany Operations, Albany 

Total Penalty Amount: $2,475,000

Latest Penalty Amount: $825,000

Quarter Out of Compliance: 9

 
 

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