Airport Carbon and Emissions Reporting Tool (ACERT)
Do-It-Yourself Airport Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool (ACERT v1.0)
The Airport Carbon and Emissions Reporting Tool (ACERT) is a self-contained Excel spreadsheet that enables an airport operator to calculate its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. The tool is available at no cost to airports and can be used without emissions or environmental expertise, inputting readily available operational data.
Methodologies are consistent with the ACI Guidance Manual on Airport Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management (2009). Emissions are divided according to ownership and control of the source:
Scope 1 - emissions owned and controlled by the airport operator, such as electricity generation and airport vehicles.
Scope 2 - emissions from the off-site generation of electricity purchased by the airport operator.
Scope 3 - emissions are those owned and controlled by airport tenants and other stakeholders including:
ACERT will be useful for:
Input for ACERT can be completed by operations, planning or maintenance staff with no emissions training or expertise.
Support is available by contacting:
Xavier Oh, ACI Senior Manager Environment
ACERT was initially developed by Transport Canada and its consultant EBA with the Canadian Airports Council. A global version was developed with the further assistance of Zurich Airport and Toronto Pearson Airport.