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DFW International Airport Awarded For Leadership In Environmental, Terminal Construction, Public Arts Program From North Texas Council Of Governments

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (April 25, 2003) – DFW Airport is one of nine projects in North Central Texas that are being honored with Leadership Awards in the first-ever Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Awards Program. Leadership Awards are given to projects that exemplify one or more of the "10 Principles of Development Excellence" and serve as examples of quality development practices in North Central Texas. DFW’s commitment to achieving development excellence throughout the Airport has resulted in an assortment of projects that exemplify the principles of development excellence that include environmental stewardship, quality places, and resource efficiency. 

DFW’s initiatives honored by NTCOG:

Commissioning Policy that focuses on efficient and effective use of building systems and energy efficient environments; the construction of projects designed to maintain the water quality standard in the receiving waters surrounding DFW Airport.

Construction of energy improvements, specifically the new International Terminal D construction and redevelopment of the DFW Airport Central Utilities Plant; and the quality place and pedestrian friendly plan of the International Terminal D Public Arts program. 

"We appreciate the recognition in these critical areas for our Airport and community," says Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW. "We want to be industry leaders in all aspects of environmental stewardship and construction of our new terminal, and we are honored to receive NTCOG's awards for these items. Literally, you can see this recognition every day, at work, at DFW."

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 2,000 flights per day and serving 53 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 132 domestic and 31 international destinations worldwide.

Editor's Notes: This release, and past news releases issued by DFW International Airport, are available online at www.dfwairport.com in the “MediaSite” section.

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