Capital Region International Airport Wins Environmental Award, Saves Energy

Light-related energy cut equivalent to planting 65 acres of trees

Keen Technical Solutions in conjunction with Orion Energy Systems has awarded the Capital Region International Airport an Environmental Stewardship Award for reducing energy consumption through the use of Orion’s Compact Modular™ high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology.

“The new lighting fixtures and bulbs installed at the airport during recent terminal renovations are really starting to save energy and money,” said Robert Selig, executive director of the Capital Region Airport Authority. “Orion’s HIF technology allows us to reduce our energy use, cut electric bills and maintenance costs, and to become a better steward of the environment.”

The airport is expected to cut its light-related electricity consumption by 70 percent this year and hopes to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs over the next several years. Orion’s patented, high-efficiency technology cuts light-related energy consumption, while providing more light than traditional, high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. The greenhouse gas emission reductions are the air-scrubbing equivalent of planting a 65-acre forest every year or removing 57 cars from the road today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“While saving money is always a driving force behind any investment we make, the ultimate goal is to reduce any negative impact that might occur to the environment,” said Selig.

Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: OESX) is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their operations. For more information about Orion, visit