Some airports go green; others go white as snow

Remember putting snowballs in the freezer during the winter so you’d have them to play with once summer rolled around?

This story about snow-recycling from the Telegraph is sort of like that: A new airport being built in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido will collect winter snow, keep it insulated and on ice, and then use the old snow to chill the liquid used in the airport’s cooling system during the hot summer months.

Government officials predict the project will save 2,100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

I predict giant summer snowball fights.

 

One thought on “Some airports go green; others go white as snow

  1. Silas says:

    Well I live in San Diego and just noticed that San Diego International Airport has adopted a formal Sustainability Policy based on something specific to airports called EONS:

    http://ambassablog.com/2008/07/18/all-about-eons-2/

    They’ve also put out a cool-looking list of numerous “Sustainability Measures” being implemented there:

    http://www.san.org/airport/blue/airport_initiatives.asp

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