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Airport leaving a lighter ecological footprint

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The lights may be a lot brighter at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, however, it's using less power. Spokesperson Rolenda Faasuamalie told KUAM News, "We're really excited about our energy savings program actually its a performance based contract and now the lights are a lot brighter and we're using a lot less power about one-half of the power we originally used. The crews here are working on installing 18,000 light bulbs and they're changing the ballasts and retrofitting those lighting components to bring more energy efficiency."

In the past few weeks, the airport has been working on its ceilings, upgrading ballasts and retrofitting lighting equipment to garner energy savings. "We hope to realize $1.3 millions at the end of installation of all electrical components here in the terminal, so $1.3 million in annual savings is what we're looking for," she added.

The airport meanwhile has historically paid an average of over a half-million a month to support its 767,000-square foot facility that operates 24/7. Ultimately, Faasuamalie says expect more green initiatives coming at the airport. "They can know that their terminal is energy conscious and we're going with high efficiency equipment components and we're riding on that green wave. So you'll see a lot of green initiatives coming out of our airport terminal."

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