Optimizing Energy Savings in Airports

Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) provides licensed and certified energy professionals with the expertise to identify the most cost effective methods to improve functional operations and reduce energy consumption, thereby increasing energy savings and return on investment for airport managers.

Airport facility management demands balancing extremely complex energy and environmental challenges.  Managers are expected to reduce energy consumption and minimize the airport’s environmental footprint while improving airport efficiency.

Commercial airports use large amounts of energy.  SEA’s recommendations address low cost/no cost, mid-range, and capital investment strategies in order to optimize operating efficiency.

  • Energy is often the second largest airport operating expense after personnel
  • Airport energy costs have escalated to record high levels due to the price of utilities, the fuel mix of generators, and utility deregulation

Energy-efficient improvements can be cost-effective investments. Let SEA assist you to develop and prioritize your capital investment strategies.

Typical cost-effective improvements include upgrading:

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Building controls
  • High-efficiency lighting

Proper “Measurement and Verification” (M&V) techniques as well as effective “Commissioning” services can ensure equipment and systems perform as they were intended and that they achieve the projected savings.

Airport facilities can significantly reduce energy use through:

  • Improved energy-related operations and maintenance procedures
  • Commissioning/optimization of major energy-consuming systems
  • Installation of the cost-effective energy conservation measures