A software change is leading to some big energy savings at Pocatello Regional Airport.
Recently, the airport upgraded its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control system software to Alerton’s Compass building technology system. The new software has optimum start/stop capabilities meaning the software analyzes indoor and outdoor temperatures and other factors such as how fast the building cools down and heats up. From there, the system determines the best time to either turn the system on or shut it off.
“The new system will allow us to better control the comfort of our terminal building while recognizing energy savings in the off-peak hours,” said Alan Evans, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager. “The switch will help us save money in both energy and maintenance costs.”
The software is estimated to save nearly 36,544 kWh annually or the equivalent yearly energy use of three homes.
The total cost of the project was $9,920. Thanks to a $9,850 incentive from Idaho Power, the airport only had to pay $70 for the switch.
“Thank you to Idaho Power for making the process easy and helping us become better stewards of our energy consumption,” Evans said. “This upgrade will benefit Pocatello Regional Airport for many years to come.”
In 2019, Pocatello Regional Airport utilized Idaho Power’s incentive program to change out lights in the terminal and maintenance shop for energy-efficient LED lighting. The program has also helped fund light swaps at the Marshall Public Library, City Hall, and Community Recreation Center.
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Pocatello Regional Airport is happy to welcome our newest tenant, Morton Buildings. As the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction, the addition of a Morton Buildings manufacturing facility in Pocatello will allow this quality, 100% employee-owned company to service their growing customer base in the northwest. We are honored to be selected as the location of their new facility and pleased to welcome Morton to our community. For more information on our newest tenant, visit mortonbuildings.com ... See MoreSee Less
Planning a trip? If you need to book a flight we encourage you to go directly to Delta.com or contact a local travel agent. We receive many reports from people that use online third-party booking sites that don't receive accurate information, even being told no flights are available in Pocatello when there are seats available on every flight. Also, please keep in mind that if you book with a third-party site, any flight notifications go to that third-party, rather than directly to you, so you may miss a notification about a flight change or delay. A link to Delta as well as a list of local travel agents can be found on our website iflypocatello.com
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Haven't made it out to tour the CAF's B-17 "Sentimental Journey" yet? Don't worry; their stay has been extended and they will be giving tours Thursday-Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. There are also ride slots still available. Go to www.azcaf.org/location/pocatello-id-tour-stop/ for all the info. CAF Airbase Arizona
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We went out last week. Very beautiful airplane.
Don't forget to stop by the Airport and take a tour of the CAF's B-17 "Sentimental Journey." The aircraft is open for tours 9a-6p through Tuesday the 20th and again from 2p-6p Thur 22nd-Sun 25th. Tours are $10 ea/$20 per family. Rides also available and can be booked at www.azcaf.org/location/pocatello-id-tour-stop/
Thanks to SkyWest employee Teresa Hottel, Airport employee Greg Romero, and a B-17 patron for the great photos!
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Had a chance today to pay a little respect to all those that served and protected us with the B-17G Bomber. Thanks to the team that provides us the ability to see and take a flight on this Historic Aircraft. Also a big shout out to the Pocatello Regional Airport Management Team for allowing us this incredible opportunity.