As the cost of fuel and electricity climb airports are innovating to reduce their costs and their carbon footprint. There are many energy efficient technologies which can be implemented to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Two airport upgrades which are becoming more common are LED lighting retrofits and the installation of solar panel arrays.
Wherever economically and technically feasible Dallas Fort Worth airport has embraced retrofitting old or energy inefficient facilities as one of its three fundamental energy efficiency practices. (https://www.dfwairport.com/sustainability/P1_008760.php)
The Chattanooga Airport in Tennessee boasts a solar farm as a staple of the airports green initiative and an integral part of their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. (http://www.chattairport.com/157.1390/chattanooga-airport-solar-farm)
Carmanah Technologies Corporation has provided LED solutions that combine the greatest cost savings with the highest environmental sensitivity for over 20 years. Our innovative runway and taxiway lighting products and aids to navigation allow customers to combine the benefits of LED’s and solar panels to eliminate their airfield lighting power consumption and enable safe nighttime operations at their airports.
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