How Civil Engineering Can Contribute to Reduced Emissions

Infographic explores the dangers of jet engine fumes and the potential for greener airports.

Unless you’re a fan of inhaling greenhouse gases, you aren’t going to be purchasing that house near the airport. After all, if cars are bad for toxic fumes, massive jet engines must be much worse.


This is where civil engineering can help. With better airport designs, it’s possible to reduce idling times and significantly cut down on the levels of fumes emitted.

This infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology gives us a look at the issues of living near an airport and how civil engineering is helping make it safer.