The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with Clear
Channel Airports, a division of Clear
Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), has unveiled the new
Green Education Kiosk at O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Constructed
using sustainable materials and incorporating a biophilic design, or
nature-inspired architecture, the Fly Green Chicago exhibit is a one of
a kind eco-friendly centralized hub for displaying the CDA's
industry-leading environmentally green airport initiatives.
Clear Channel Airport's recently unveiled a living green educational exhibit at O'Hare as part of the airports longstanding commitment to sustainability. The exhibit highlights the airport's history as the industry leader in going green. (Photo: Business Wire)
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are proud to feature this new
permanent exhibit which showcases our industry-leading sustainability
initiatives, past, present and future, at O'Hare and Midway
International Airports," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino.
"The exhibit will help educate O'Hare travelers and employees about the
merits of going green by highlighting our efforts at Chicago's airports
to conserve energy, reduce waste, protect natural resources and manage
land in a sustainable manner. It also offers a comfortable place at the
airport for passengers to relax and recharge their electronic devices in
Channel Airports, a leader in airport advertising conceptual
displays, used eco-friendly materials to create an aesthetically
pleasing environment for sharing all of the CDA's sustainability
accomplishments throughout its airports over the past 10 years. This
latest eco-friendly exhibit shares Fly Green Chicago's evolutionary
story in a compelling, engaging and nature-inspired way, welcoming
travelers who want to rest, recharge and recycle.
The new Green Education Kiosk features seven information panels and
decorative pylon enclosures that were constructed out of rigid board
made from discarded wheat stalks; the benches, equipped with free
charging outlets, were constructed from reclaimed walnut salvaged from
the floor of the Mississippi River; and the upholstery on the bench pads
is 60 percent bio-based material from sugar cane, a rapidly renewable
resource. Materials used in the construction of the kiosk are low VOC.s,
meaning there are virtually no off gassing or emissions from the
In addition, most of the material and the fabrication of the kiosk
elements were sourced from manufacturing partners within a 25-mile
radius of ORD, further reducing the carbon footprint of this display.
Clear Channel Airports also installed all-LED light sources for the
kiosk, resulting in an approximate 55 percent reduction of power
consumption in comparison to traditional light sources.
"Clear Channel Outdoor shares O'Hare's commitment to the environment and
continues to embrace ever more eco-friendly practices for lighting and
printing while also donating media space to environmental charities
around the world," said Jon Sayer, president, Clear Channel Airports.
"We also take pride in our rich history serving the greater Chicagoland
area, including the airports, and we're honored that O'Hare tapped our
expertise and dedication to innovative solutions to help enhance their
In addition to the Green Education Kiosk, Clear Channel Airports is
working with CDA to enhance the overall sustainability of the digital
and print advertising panels displayed around the airport. Existing
digital advertising panels will be retrofitted with long-lasting, energy
efficient LED illuminated light sources, delivering an 85 percent
average reduction in energy usage compared to current power draws. The
new LED light sources also provide a 400 percent increased lamp life,
thereby lessening the strain on material resources required for new
lamping, minimizing the load to Chicago area landfills and reducing the
carbon footprint of deliveries and removal of materials. And to further
extend the sustainable theme within the airport, digital and static
displays will include living 'green walls' that consist of Heart Leaf
Philodendron, Neon Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos and Schumi Peperomia
Further extending the commitment to sustainability, Clear Channel will
print static displays on a light-weight tension fabric that is
manufactured within a 20-mile radius of O'Hare.
These projects represent the first of a nine-phase program that Clear
Channel Airports will be completing with CDA geared toward continuing
its airport sustainability leadership.
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world's
largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 750,000 displays
in over 40 countries across five continents, including 48 of the 50
largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the
advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital
platform that now offers over 1000 digital billboards across 37 U.S.
markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings' International segment operates
in nearly 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America
in a wide variety of formats.
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