For the second year, West Star Aviation has maintained its Gold Leader status in the Colorado Governor’s three-year Environmental Leadership Program (ELP). The ELP is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Sustainability Program. The program’s goal is to foster relationships, reward environmental performance and create a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable Colorado.
“Environmental responsibility is one of our main priorities at West Star, and we will continue to expand our green initiatives throughout our facilities,” said Dave Krogman, general manager, West Star Aviation.
To be recognized again as an ELP Gold Leader, West Star had to uphold the ELP requirements while having in place a fully operational, facility-specific environmental management system. This means the facility passed the qualifications held by the state of Colorado, and upheld the regulations put forth by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, including implementing sustainability efforts such as energy efficiency, waste minimization and water conservation.
West Star has continued to expand its recycling program. It also opened a new aircraft paint hangar that utilizes electrostatic paint applications, increasing the atomized paint transfer from 65% to 90%. The company says this process reduces the amount of atomized particulate matter (P2.5 and P10) by more than two tons annually.