Canopy Airport Parking is one of the Greenest Parking Facilities in the World!

Canopy is proud to be one of the greenest parking garages in the world that is run primarily on SOLAR, WIND and GEOTHERMAL technologies.

Our green parking facility at DIA was featured on a Travel Channel segment, showcasing our green initiatives.

Canopy Airport Parking uses efficient LED lighting in Indoor Valet, Covered Self-Park, and Open Air Parking.  Lighting is a major source of energy consumption by parking facilities, and the LED lights contribute substantially to the overall energy efficiency of Canopy.

Testing by the Luminaire Testing Laboratory, Inc., demonstrates that these lights provide exceptional focus and even distribution, with virtually no light directed upwards, and almost all light directed to parking areas.

Canopy’s Open Air Parking lights are rated for an even longer life-span – around 130,000 hours!  They offer exceptional targeting, and are approved by the International Dark Sky Association, because of their low contribution to light pollution.

If all parking facilities in America were converted to LED lighting, the resulting energy savings would be equivalent to the electrical use of 1.3 million average households, according to a joint study by the International Parking Institute and the US Department of Energy.

Conventional outdoor lighting is commonly high-intensity discharge, a type of arc lamp using electricity to heat metal salts into glowing plasma. LED lighting, in contrast, uses current passing through a diode, causing electrons to release photons.  It’s the same underlying technology used in modern large screen televisions.

LED Lighting has a number of advantages:

  • LED lights can save up to 70% in energy costs compared with conventional lighting.
  • Directionality: LED lights put light where it’s needed; they reduce light pollution.  LED lighting offers less glare and a more uniform level of light, reducing hot spots and dark spots.
  • LED lights do not use Mercury – no toxic waste for landfills when they are discarded.
  • LED lights have a very long life – 50,000 hours more; at least 4 times conventional outdoor lighting lifespan.  They won’t need to be discarded often.
  • LED lights have great performance in cold weather; contrasted with conventional lighting efficiency drops with temperature.
  • LED lights are pleasing to the human eye, providing an accurate rendering of color and improving  security camera imaging.
  • There is no warm-up time; LED lights come on instantly!
  • LED lights have a very long life – up to 100,000 hours; and up to 8 times conventional outdoor lighting lifespan.  They won’t need to be discarded often.

Canopy Also Uses

Reflective Roof:

Reduces Indoor Valet air conditioning load

Recycled Asphalt:

Asphalt is created from recycled roofing shingles

Porous Pavement:

Moderately filters rain and snow runoff

Covered and Indoor Parking:

Reduces automotive air conditioning load

Eco-Friendly Buses:

We operate Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses, Biodiesel buses and Flex Fuel shuttles

Organizational Recognition:

LEED Gold Certification: Complies with environmental building standards

Green Garage Certified by the Green Parking Council:

Recognized by America’s leading parking industry non-profit sustainability certification and credentialing organization.

Canopy Airport Parking is Proud to be a