Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport received a rebate check for $45,901 from Georgia Power this week. The check was for upgrades to thousands of taxiway fixtures on the north and south runways last year.
Georgia Power says that the new LEDs last as long as 200,000 hours. Areas that got the LEDs include the runway edge, runway centerline, guard, taxiway guard and taxiway centerline lights. Georgia Power says that Hartsdale-Jackson, which serves 96.1 million travelers annually, is the world’s busiest airport.
The airport could save 2 million kWh annually through the improvements. The LED initiative is part of a $6 billion capital improvement program, which includes an energy-efficient rental car center, a LEED-certified international terminal and other improvements.
Hartsfield-Jackson is not the only airport winning energy awards. Luton Airport, which serves London, was recognized with the Energy Management Standard from the British Standards Institute, according to Buying Business Travel. The award was made for LED lighting, motion sensors.