FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2011
Calgary International Airport (YYC) continues be a leader in sustainability and once again powered down in support of Earth Hour. On March 26, 2011, energy consumption at YYC was successfully reduced by 17.4 per cent between 8:30-9:30 p.m., without affecting life safety systems, impacting operations or inconveniencing the travelling public.
Calgary Airport Authority electricians and airport partners worked together to conserve energy at YYC by turning off non-emergency lights and mechanical systems.
As Canada’s first GoGreen airport, YYC’s commitment to environmental leadership can be seen throughout the year in the development and maintenance of facilities that include sustainable designs. As YYC continues to grow, The Calgary Airport Authority will continue to develop the airport to meet the needs of the travelling public and airport partners without compromising environmental standards.
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation incorporated under the Alberta Regional Airports Authorities Act. Since 1992, it has been responsible for the management, maintenance and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada.
For more information, contact:
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing
The Calgary Airport Authority