Airports aren’t commonly viewed as environmentally friendly places, but Eastern Iowa Airport is making the initial steps to lower its environmental impact.
Last year, the airport upgraded their interior and exterior lighting. This reduced the airport’s energy use by about 80 percent.
The airport is also considering installing small wind turbines. This is not an unprecedented step; Boston’s Logan International Airport installed 20 wind turbines in 2008.
Read more about both Easter Iowa Airport and other airports’ “green” plans here.