Five ways YVR is investing in our planet and leading the roadmap to Net-Zero 2030

We know that the future of growth must be decarbonized. YVR is committed to pursuing a greener and more resilient future for the airport and its aviation community.

That’s why YVR has signed onto the federal government’s Net Zero Challenge, as well as the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition, and is striving to become the greenest airport in North America.

Here are some ways we are accelerating our ambition to become the world’s greenest airport and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

  1. Consistently reduce airport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: YVR became carbon neutral in 2020 and in 2022, we maintained our carbon neutral status by continuing to reduce our emissions, building strong partnerships, and taking measurable steps to reduce our GHG emissions by at least 10% every year through increased energy efficiency in our buildings and the electrification of our vehicle fleet.
  2. Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting in the terminal: YVR has recently replaced the lighting throughout the Main Terminal, an upgrade that will save enough energy to power 255 B.C. homes.
  3. Electrify our hot water system: YVR is in the process of switching our hot water systems from natural gas to fully electric, starting with the domestic terminal. This project will reduce our carbon footprint by approximately 125 tons every year.
  4. Installing up to 74 Electric Vehicle charging stations: YVR is installing up to 74 EV charging stations across Sea Island over the next few years to support both the public and our commercial partners.
  5. Supporting local businesses to enhance their sustainability: We work closely with businesses in our terminal and across Sea Island to tackle today’s environmental challenges. Through YVR’s Project Green initiative we engage with these partners through a variety of programs, including our YVR Green Pledge, as well as our annual Green Excellence Awards, EnergyWise @ YVR program and Waste Wars competition.

We are proud of the progress we’ve made and remain committed to the important work ahead.

To learn more about YVR’s climate change initiatives visit our Environment page.