sábado, 13 de abril de 2024

LAX wins first-ever LEED silver certification for airport renovation

[b]LAX wins first-ever LEED silver certification for airport renovation[/b]

The newly revitalized Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) received the prestigious Silver LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Building) Certification -the first ever airport-renovation project to receive the designation. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council upon completion of the $737 million revamp, the Silver Certification recognizes TBIT’s operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. TBIT’s environment-friendly achievements include 20 percent energy savings and 24 percent water conservation, which translate to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings.

Additionally, more than 75 percent of construction and demolition waste was recycled or salvaged; efficient lighting with occupancy sensors reduce lighting and save energy during off-peak periods; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) automatically reset temperatures to maximize efficiency without sacrificing passenger comfort; more than 20 percent of the interior finishes included materials with recycled content; low-emitting paints, adhesives, carpets and sealants were used throughout the interior, and low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed in the restrooms. LAX is the nation’s second busiest airport and seventh busiest in the world, offering more than 565 daily flights to 81 destinations in the U.S. and more than 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 65 international destinations on 75 carriers.

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