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.
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 sustainability efforts.” 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 plants. 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. Follow us on twitter: @CCOutdoorNA Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCOutdoor Join our Group on LinkedIn