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We have established a comprehensive sustainability program focused on energy efficiency, water conservation, promoting biodiversity, waste management, indoor environmental air quality, and innovation. 

Energy & Greenhouse Emissions

  • Conducted a greenhouse inventory and continue to advance greenhouse gas emissions plan
  • LED Replacement project underway to replace all lighting with LED lighting
  • Refurbished air-handling units and updated the filters, balancing the equipment and HVAC system
  • In 2021, the JFKIAT baggage team implemented a Baggage Handling System (BHS) to efficiently reduce energy consumption when baggage belts are not occupied. From September 1st through December 31st a total of 5,587 hours of belt run time was saved, equating to approximately 33% in energy reductions
  • Developed carbon road map:

Waste & Recycling

  • Implemented a robust and efficient waste management system
  • Program consists of managing a diverse set of waste streams including but not limited to trash, recycling, compost, electronic waste, cooking oil, motor oil, and bulk waste
  • All compost gets sent to McEnroe Farms in Millerton, New York
  • Created a green cleaning program based on the integration of new cleaning products that do not exceed Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) levels established in the California code of regulations for maximum VOC levels
  • Implemented liquid capture stations to allow customers to properly dispose their liquids and encourage customers to reuse their liquid bottles
  • Installed our first Oscar, an Artificial Intelligence based digital waste management platform

Water Conservation

  • Replacing all existing public faucets with water-efficient fixtures
  • Maintain catch basin cleaning program to assure that potentially harmful debris are cleared and diverted from our waterways

Indoor Environmental Air Quality

  • Perform annual indoor air quality testing for carbon dioxide CO2 and total volatile organic (VOCs) to monitor indoor air quality throughout the terminal

Sustainable Transportation

  • Implemented a goal to have 100% of JFKIAT fleet vehicles used at the terminal to be fully electric or hybrid-engine by 2023
  • Created the T4 Green Initiative program which provides each employee who opts out of employee-paid parking with $150 a month to help offset their commuting costs via public transportation
  • JFKIAT created the goal of having our entire bus fleet run on electricity with six buses ordered and final delivery set for 2024
  • In 2021, T4 installed the first electric ground support equipment (EGSE) charging station as a pilot program

Food & Beverage Sustainability

  • T4 is the first airport terminal in the world to achieve Level 1 Green Restaurant (GRA) at 100% of its restaurants and lounges

T4 Tip

T4 Tip

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Please note the demand for parking on the airport has increased significantly.

For customers who have not pre-booked a parking spot, a new summer peak “drive-up” parking surcharge goes into effect on July 15 to manage on-airport demand. Rates will not change for customers who pre-book.

Travelers are encouraged to pre-book parking 48 hours in advance to guarantee parking and avoid the surcharge. To pre-book parking please head to the JFK Airport Website under the “Book Parking & Parking Availability” section.

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