An Energizing Opportunity

Aviation, like many other industries, has been hit hard by rising energy costs. Airports have always been concerned with the cost of utilities, and as airport infrastructure has continued to grow, so has the demand for energy. Given the escalating prices of that energy, there is an emerging opportunity for airports to focus on substantial savings that an energy consumption and management program could generate. This article examines some of the energy management programs that should be considered by airports, such as the concept of "green buildings" and the rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Building become LEED certified by accumulating up to 69 points in six categories: sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation and design process. So far, about 120 projects have been LEED-certified nationwide and more than 1,200 have been registered to begin the certification process.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 42-44
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2005 11:29AM