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DIA aims to cuts its electricity bill

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Denver International Airport is looking into ways to cut its multimillion-dollar electricity bill.

The airport has hired Siemens Building Technologies to conduct a study of its electricity use and look for ways to become more efficient and environmentally friendly.

The study, estimated to cost at least $75,000, will look at everything from the heating and air conditioning systems to water use, the baggage system and even traffic management. An initial review should be finished by March.

The goal is to lower electricity use and determine if renewable energy can be incorporated into the facility’s operations, said Kurt Heinrich, Rocky Mountain district manager for Siemens Building Technologies.

The airport spent about $14 million on electricity and $3 million on gas in 2006, officials said.