Promoting Energy Efficiency In Airports

  • Shirley Jean Bergman
Keywords: Energy, Promoting Energy, Energy Efficiency In Airports


Traditional energy services providers have largely underserved airports. This is especially true for small to mid-size facilities and general aviation sites. Reasons for this include the complexity of airport ownership and management, strict FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) oversight, and the availability of funding paths for capital improvements. This article is intended to educate the energy services professional to the basic terminology specific to airport facilities and identify some typical opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.


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Author Biography

Shirley Jean Bergman

Shirley Jean Bergman, C.E.M, C.M.V.P, is a project manager at EnergyCAP, Inc., in State College, PA. Her experience in energy efficiency includes energy auditing, utility bill analysis, benchmarking, energy assessments, and post-construction verification analysis for thousands of square feet of commercial and multifamily building space. She is proficient in using building energy modeling and energy analysis software tools, including EPA Portfolio Manager, TREAT, and eQUEST. Additional experience includes working with NYSERDA residential and commercial programs and the PHFA preservation through smart rehab programs. Ms. Bergman is a BPI certified multifamily building analyst. She received a BS in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Ms. Bergman can be contacted at or by phone (877) 327-3702 x49.


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