Wilmington’s Green Airport

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ILM Wilmington International Airport


Government business units greening operations




8% energy bill reduction in first six months

When you think of Wilmington, the city’s vibrant film industry and its charming downtown’s proximity to the ocean may come to mind. Wilmington also has a delicious and sustainable local food scene, and now one of the latest Certified Green Plus employers: the very sustainable Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Below are a few exerpts from The Greater Wilmington Business Journal on ILM’s work with Green Plus to save money and make its  operations more sustainable. You can find the entire piece by the WBJ here

In less than six months, Wilmington International Airport has saved as much as 8 percent in its energy costs by greening its operations…

The airport turned to a sustainability program called Green Plus, which is offered in partnership through the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and became the first area business to earn its Green Plus certification, officials said.

“The Green Plus program was a way to evaluate our initiatives,” Wilsey said. “They assigned us a person who provided a little bit of external motivation and expertise.”

Congratulations to the Wilmington International Airport on earning Green Plus Certification.

*Speaking of the film industry and green airports, check out our Environmental Help Desk for Business pieces on greening the film industry, and on Charlotte / Douglas International Airport’s vermiculture waste disposal initiative. 

Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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