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Energy –  Investing in renewable and energy efficient technologies to reduce energy consumption and costs.

energy-icon-cs5Reducing energy use through greener construction and energy-efficient facilities are high priorities for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The City has a goal of 20 percent reduction in energy use at city facilities by 2020, as compared to the 2009 usage.

The following measures have been implemented to reduce energy consumption:

Renewable Energy

  • PHX has 5.4 megawatts of solar photovoltaics located at the Rental Car Center and East Economy Parking Garages
  • These installations provide 51 percent of energy used at those facilities with clean renewable energy
  • This equates to the power supply for 700 homes for a year
  • This offsets carbon dioxide emissions from energy production equivalent to removing 1,000 cars off the road
  • In addition to saving energy, renewable sources will save PHX $4.7 million dollars over 20 years
  • Additional solar photovoltaic systems are being planned

Solar Panels at the Rental Car Center

Energy Efficiency 

  • LEDs - Replacing older lighting fixtures with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) fixtures
  • More than 3,200 energy efficient LED fixtures are being installed at the East Economy Parking Garages
  • This project will save more than 1.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually and reduce the lighting load by 225 kilowatts
  • It will provide substantially better lighting levels and increase customer safety

East Economy Lot at night/

energy-icon-cs5Past LED projects include the relamping of the Terminal 3 Garage, and the conversion of airfield lighting at PHX, DVT and GYR. LED lighting projects at PHX currently in planning or construction phase include:

  • East Economy Garages lighting replacement
  • Terminal 4 roadway lighting replacement
  • Rental Car Center lighting replacement
  • Terminal 4 Parking Garage lighting replacement

 

energy-icon-cs5Mechanical systems improvements – energy efficiency measures at PHX includes:

  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on cooling equipment
  • Use of highly energy efficient cooling equipment
  • Upgrades to building automation controls for efficient cooling system usage

 

energy-icon-cs5The current Terminal 3 Modernization Project at PHX includes:

  • High efficiency cooling systems
  • State of the art LED lighting system with daylight harvesting and dimming capabilities

 

The City of Phoenix Aviation Department is currently developing a Strategic Energy Management Plan with additional energy conservation measures to further reduce energy consumption and meet our greenhouse gas emissions goals