March 8, 2017
The Water Source Geothermal project at the International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver award.
The Metro Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was selected as one of only ten airports in the United States to take part in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program in 2010. The FAA chose the MNAA program due to its demonstrated leadership in implementing sustainability initiatives, and promotion of water conservation, energy efficiency, social well-being, and community involvement. The airport’s Master Plan included the implementation of a water source geothermal project to meet the airport’s cooling and irrigation needs.
“This is a remarkable project for its scope, ingenuity and efficiency,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of MNAA. “The Airport Authority is committed to making sustainability an integral part of our business model. Not because sustainability is easy—rather, it is often a complex process—but because the benefits to our airports, the region and our environment are overwhelmingly positive. This historic project reduces our electricity usage and potable water consumption, which equates to substantial annual utility savings. This is the very essence of sustainability.”
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