Miami International Airport in Florida has announced that it will be embarking on a two-year energy-saving project in partnership with local utility company FPL Services.
According to the airport, the sustainability project will be one of the largest energy-saving programs to ever take place in the state of Florida and in the eastern USA. Over the next two years, the project will install air conditioning, ventilation upgrades, water conservation retrofits, energy-efficient lighting, and other green initiatives that will save the airport more than US$40m in utility costs over the 14-year agreement with FPL Services.
Once completed, the project will reduce annual carbon emissions at Miami International Airport by the equivalent of 5,110 automobiles, and water consumption equal to 28 million gallons of water. In addition to achieving massive energy savings, the project will also create more than 300 new jobs during installation.