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The Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Project transformed and enhanced the airport's terminal, inside and out, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. The 4-part project covered Terminal Access, Airport Entrance Canopy, 21st Century Smart Terminal Renovations, and a Business Technology Incubator Study. The system incorporates a smart technology visual cue system for hearing impaired travelers - the first of its kind in the nation.
This runway safety area extension project took on the complex challenges of restoring and stabilizing an eroded, environmentally critical shoreline that supports both aviation use and the natural environment.
The Hotel and Transit Center (HTC) is a sustainably designed and community-oriented development project that seamlessly connects downtown Denver to a self-service transit center that sits directly below an LEED Platinum-certified Hotel, resort and conference center.
As the 2016 largest concrete airfield project in the United States, the 4L-22R and Taxiway reconstruction project implemented sustainability initiatives into an overall 6.5 miles of airfield pavement. Such initiatives included extensive storm water collection and reuse system, installation of LED lighting and the reuse of excavated runway materials.
Minneapolis-St. Paul produced two projects deserving recognition. First, the Solar Energy Generation Project supports solar infrastructure atop two parking structures that increased state-wide cumulative solar capacity by 20 percent and can generate nearly 20 percent of the airport's peak capacity supply. The second project utilized multiple Municipal Cleaning Vehicles instead of altering the parking garage drainage system, saving time and water while better managing pollution capture and prevention.
Recognized as the first of its kind in the South, Lakeland Regional Airport's 5.5-megawatt Solar Farm Project featured over 18,000 solar panels. This solar project added more that 9 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity annually and helps offset carbon emissions equivalent to 31,000 vehicles over a 25-year span.
In 2013, San Diego International Airport completed the largest improvement project in its history. The airport was awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This made San Diego International Airport the first LEED Platinum certified commercial airport terminal in the world.
The Portland International Jetport terminal expansion is a 137,000 square foot addition, with a new ticketing hall, security checkpoint, concessions, four new gates, airline ticketing offices, baggage make-up, and a new in-line baggage handling system. The terminal is a complete transformation, making it a new gateway to the State of Maine, known for environmental stewardship and the beauty of its coastal and woodland natural environments.
SFO's 2013 Planning, Design, and Construction (PD&C) Guidelines set standards for sustainable measures that “go beyond compliance" to exceed already strict sustainability regulations and provide innovative, environmentally conscious design for airports.
The PHX Sky TrainTM electric train seamlessly connects the airport's busiest terminal, surface parking, Valley Metro Light Rail, and bicycle routes, serving 10,000 visitors every day. It encompasses a quality-of-life component through extensive public art installations, as well as ease-of-use features such as bag check and boarding pass kiosks, providing users with a pleasant, efficient, and environmentally conscious alternative to driving to the airport.
Standing at 205,000 sq. ft., the Port of Portland's LEED Platinum certified Headquarters was recognized as one of the world's most high-tech green buildings. The headquarters feature a Living Machine water system which reuses wastewater by treating it onsite with plants and microorganisms for uses such as toilet flushing, an office cooling tower and a pool-like irrigation system that feeds plants in the lobby. The building also boasts two green roofs, a reflective membrane, day-lit offices, energy efficient lighting, materials from renewable and recyclable sources, water efficient fixtures, and a state-of-the-art geothermal heating system.
In 2011, Denver International Airport finished installing their third solar array. This array sits on roughly 12 acres of land and consists of 18,980 fixed-tilt photovoltaic solar panels. The panels have a power output rating of 4.4 megawatts (DC) that is expected to produce about 7 million kilowatt-hours per year of electrical energy.
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