Students of the University of Aruba engineering program called Sustainable Island Solutions (SISSTEM) conducted a sustainability consultancy that supports the Aruba Airport Authority NV (AAA) in achieving short and long term sustainability progress. The reports of this research were handed over by Alba de Agustin and Eric Mijts of the University of Aruba to airport CEO Joost Meijs in the presence of several representatives of the airport’s management and sustainability teams.
On the basis of a structured approach, including technical measurements, literature study, document analysis and interviews, the students formulated recommendations for CO2 reduction and social interventions that align with the airport’s sustainability agenda. The airport will implement multiple recommendations from the technical reports and management summaries and will further engage the students from the university in this process. This collaboration between university and industry has given the students the opportunity to implement the knowledge that they acquired in their study for Aruba’s sustainable development.