Colorado honors Centennial Airport

November 4, 2018 by  

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently honored Centennial Airport for the facility’s success in reducing energy usage, and addressing other environmental concerns.

The airport, which is now 50 years old, has reduced two of its runways’ energy footprint, as well as the energy footprint of associated taxiways and connectors, by over 46,000 kilowatt-hours. The effort earned Centennial Airport a Bronze Level Achievement recognition from the Environmental Leadership Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The airport and 15 other bronze-level winners were honored October 9, at an awards ceremony in Glendale.

The airport has been working on improving its environmental status for five years, and officials at the field say winning the recognition indicates the work they have been doing is on the right track. They saw the most significant change when they replaced the incandescent lighting with low-energy LED lights along the areas where there is movement on the airfield. This includes taxiways and runways as well as directional signs.

Airport officials have also upgraded the facility’s wiring in general, and upgraded to more efficient voltage regulators. For the years between 2015 and 2017, the airport has reduced its operation by about 46,440 kilowatt-hours, which equates to a savings of approximately $6,600. Officials might want to put honors like this on their letterheads when they refill their order for stationery.