Timing: Completed late 2017
Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) commitment to sustainability has been highlighted once again with the successful completion of a major car park lighting initiative that has seen power usage slashed by nearly 60 per cent.
The project centred on the P1 and P2 car parks at the Domestic Terminal as well as in the multi-level car park at the International Terminal, with more than 10,000 fluorescent lights replaced by modern, energy saving LED equivalents.
"Our goal was to achieve significant reductions through the installation of energy efficient lighting and I'm proud to say that in just the first month of operation power usage at the three car parks has dropped by between 55 per cent and 60 per cent which is a fantastic outcome,” explained Martin Ryan, Head of Parking and Transport Services
"To enhance energy savings yet maintain a suitable level of safety, the luminaries above the parking bays use a sensor to dim or brighten when vehicle or pedestrian movement is detected, while fittings along the roadways still maintain 100% brightness," he said.
The pioneering initiative is not just a cost saver for BAC, it is also a win for the environment, with the new LED lights reducing carbon emissions on airport by an estimated 2925 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to 270 average households.