Green Airport Programs

Green Airport

Long Beach Airport and its tenants and users are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner. We are committed to minimizing the impact of our business on the environment and surrounding community with methods that are socially responsible, scientifically based and economically sound. We make progress toward becoming as “green” an airport as possible each day we operate under this commitment. Our dedication goes beyond simply complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

Here at Long Beach Airport, we have developed and applied programs that promote clean air and water, conserve energy, and reduce landfill wastes through our stormwater management program and landscaping policies, our equipment and vehicle purchasing policies, and our recycling program. Our passenger concourse is LEED Silver Certified for its green building program. We have implemented programs that  include alternative energy generation such as solar power, air pollution prevention by providing electric vehicle charging stations for both passenger vehicles and ground service equipment, and utilizing green building practices in future renovation and new construction projects.


Industrial Stormwater Permit: What does it mean for LGB?

Long Beach Airport is responsible for the implementation of, and must be in compliance with, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) mandates of the Clean Water Act. One objective of the mandates is to prevent all non-stormwater discharges from entering the storm drain system which leads directly to the ocean.

Debris and pollutants enter the storm drain primarily through streets, gutters and catch basins. All pollutants — including trash, greenwaste, cleaning agents, oil, and hazardous waste — are prohibited by law from entering the storm drain system.

LGB is dedicated to complying with, and helping all tenants (as co-permittees) comply with, the NPDES mandates. To that end, we encourage any Airport tenant to contact us with questions, concerns, or issues that need clarification.

Click here to review the Stormwater training video