Beautification award for OCIA

Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. awarded Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) the President’s Plaque award on Friday, October 21, 2011 for OCIA’s efforts to maintain a beautiful natural landscape throughout the grounds. The President’s Plaque is KMB’s highest annual award in a series that recognizes programs and activities in that contribute to environmental improvement, clean up, beautification, site restoration and historical preservation.

OCIA, Michigan’s second busiest airport, opened the nation’s first LEED-certified general aviation airport terminal in August. Green technology features include solar power and water heating; wind power; geothermal heating and cooling; LED and fluorescent lighting; a living wall; and many other energy efficient technologies.

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“Oakland County prides itself on a great quality of life,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Maintaining beautiful surroundings throughout the county – including at the airport – helps make Oakland County among the best places to live, work, play and raise a family.”

For more information, go to www.keepmichiganbeautiful.org.