Hartsfield-Jackson part of water/energy challenge
Hartsfield-Jackson held a news conference on February 14 at Tech Campus to announce the Airport’s participation in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC).
Aviation General Manager Louis Miller, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Clark Wisenbaker, a representative of the Atlanta BBC, spoke about the importance of the project and its goal: to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent at Tech Campus and in the Airport parking decks by 2020.
“The Better Buildings Challenge program has the foundation to make a positive impact throughout the country, and I am happy the Airport is included,” Miller said. “By investing in the necessary improvements today, we can create a better world for generations to come.”
Reed spoke about the program’s origins in a meeting of former President Clinton and President Obama and said that he was glad that Atlanta was one of the cities chosen to participate.
“I deeply appreciate the people of the Airport for embracing that challenge fully,” Reed said.
The mayor also emphasized that retrofitting Atlanta buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce water usage will help alleviate some of the job losses in the construction industry. The project, he said, will put some of those displaced workers back on the job and will ensure that their skills remain sharp.
Each participant in the Atlanta BBC initiative must complete an energy and water assessment, which will be provided to the building owner at no cost by Georgia Power and the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management. The assessment team will provide each facility with a detailed analysis of its energy and water conservation options and will make recommendations for implementing the project.
To learn more about the program, visit the Atlanta BBC’s website at www.atlantabbc.com.
Aviation General Manager Louis Miller talks about the Airport’s involvement in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge.
Mayor Kasim Reed said that “excellence is what we’re aiming to achieve” through the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge.
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