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8/29/2013 General

Lee County Port Authority Recognized for Maintenance Efforts

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2013) – Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine has honored the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), operator of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), with a Financial Management Award in its 2013 Achievement Awards. The award program acknowledges successful and efficient projects accomplished by maintenance, engineering and grounds care departments in institutional and commercial facilities throughout the United States.

LCPA was one of eight companies selected for this year’s awards and was recognized for greatly reducing energy costs at Southwest Florida International Airport. Since moving into RSW’s new terminal in September 2005, the maintenance team has aggressively worked to minimize maintenance costs, improve efficiencies and reduce energy consumption on its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and lighting systems. These innovative efforts have cut energy usage for the terminal chillers from 8,792,200 KWHs in 2006-07 to 5,590,800 KWHs in 2011-12. In addition, the overall electric costs for all facilities at Southwest Florida International Airport have been reduced by 33 percent.    

Facility Management Decisions is the only magazine written exclusively for engineering and maintenance professionals at commercial and institutional facilities with content aimed to help them do their jobs better and acknowledge their key role in successful and efficient operations. For more information, visit  

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