Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts

Airport adds thousands of LED runway lights as part of sustainability efforts; first in the world to have a total LED fixture airfield

ATLANTA, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials will receive a $45,901 rebate check from Georgia Power for energy efficiency efforts as part of the utility company’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program on Wednesday. The Airport earned the rebate by upgrading incandescent fixtures to more energy efficient LEDs in over 16,000 runway and taxiway fixtures and 700 guidance signs throughout the airfield. The initial rebate covers 2014, and project representatives are working to complete paperwork to submit a similar rebate request for 2015. This project is substantially complete, making the Airport the first in the world to have a total LED fixture airfield, and continues Hartsfield-Jackson’s efforts to become the most sustainable airport in the world.

WHO:

Michael Smith, Aviation Senior Deputy General Manger, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta

Pedro Cherry, Senior Vice President of Metro Atlanta Region, Georgia Power

WHAT:

Georgia Power rebate check presentation to Hartsfield-Jackson officials

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 23

10:00 am

Media must arrive at 9:45 am

WHERE:

Domestic Terminal Atrium Clock Tower

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30320

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, serving more than 96.1 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct economic impact of $34.8 billion in metro Atlanta and a total direct economic impact of $70.9 billion in Georgia. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction – including the 2013 Global Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society, 2013 Project of the Year, Architectural Category for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal from the American Association of Airport Executives Southeast chapter and the 2012 Best Airport in North America, Business Travel Award from the Business Traveler Magazine. ATL has completed more than $6 billion worth of capital improvements, including a new, energy-efficient rental car center, a gold LEED-certified international terminal and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, follow us on Twitter (@Atlanta_Airport) and become a fan on Facebook (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).

NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS
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