In the last decade there has been a massive push for making airport facilities more sustainable and energy efficient. These measures serve as an investment to cut carbon foot prints as well as wasted energy, which is monetarily profitable for airports. Several improvements that have been implemented at other airports are becoming economically viable for smaller facilities like the Melbourne International Airport (MLB). MLB was originally built in 1933, with the current terminal building being constructed in 1983. The last remodel to MLB was in 2004 and since then the airport has experienced hurricanes, local area development, and other standard wear.
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