In the coming weeks, the Indianapolis International Airport will be swapping out over 2,800 light bulbs in the parking garage and Maintenance Center to save on energy and money. The move is set to reduce energy consumption by trading current bulbs for bulbs that last longer and use approximately half as much energy.
Not only will this action save the Indy Airport more than $250,000, but it will also have an enormous effect on the environment. While it doesn’t seem as though simply swapping out one light for another should have such a large effect, once completed, the airport’s carbon footprint will come down by about 5,233 metric tons a year, which is about the same as removing 1,000 cars from the roadways.
The Indy Airport is one of the first to make such a move, but we do hope to see more airports and business alike follow the trend in the future. The decision to cut costs and go green is one that can only serve to benefit any business. More importantly, each and everyone of us has a personal responsibility to improve environmental conditions, and since businesses are no exception, such an action helps put us all on the right track to fulfilling this duty.
Well done Indianapolis Airport!
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