Not only did the airport lack consistent comfort levels, but its old chillers and inefficient boilers led to sky-high utility bills. Something had to be done. The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) wanted to provide improvements that would be flexible enough to deliver world-class comfort and safety in future configurations. It also wanted to cut the airport's energy bills by 20% to 25%. This had to be accomplished by updating the airport's mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems.
But there was no money to fund the enormous renovation project. The fact remained, though, that much of the HVAC equipment was failing and needed to be replaced. The airport found the solution to its problem through a performance contracting arrangement with Siemens Building Technologies.