Airport’s newest terminal uses 60% less energy than comparable facilities
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2022-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to earn “Platinum” certification using the latest standards from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This latest version, known as LEED v4, raises the bar for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance structures. SFO earned this certification for Boarding Area B in Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which includes the 25-gate concourse, post-security concession space, and integrated connector to the U.S. Customs Federal Inspection Area.
“We are truly proud to be the first airport in the world to earn LEED v4 Platinum certification,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “This achievement continues a tradition of leadership in sustainable facilities that includes the first LEED Gold airport terminal in the United States, and the world’s first zero net energy facility at an airport. My thanks go out to the entire project team for continuing to push the envelope for what airports can accomplish to support our environmental goals.”
Sustainable design and construction measures were prioritized at every stage of the project, resulting in the implementation of more than a significant number of sustainable practices.
- A tote-based Independent Carrier System (ICS) to manage checked baggage, the first in the U.S., which uses 50% less energy and is easier to operate and maintain than previous systems
- Self-energizing (regenerative) elevators recycle energy, rather than wasting it as heat
- Go-Slow escalators and moving walkways that reduce speed when not in use to save energy
- Radiant heating and cooling to complement displacement ventilation to provide energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and enhanced passenger comfort
- Dynamic glazed windows that change with the sun’s location, to reduce glare and improve comfort
- Large windows harnessing daylight to reduce the need for electric lighting
- Controllable, dimmable, long-life light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures throughout the facility
- Low-flow, hands-free bathroom fixtures and faucets save water in our drought-prone state
- Roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, providing renewable power for the facility
- Highly efficient outdoor air filtration system to remove pollutants and odor to provide healthier indoor environments with minimal efficiency impacts
- Building materials and furnishings with low-volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
- Selection of products, systems and materials with the least environmental or planetary impact based upon Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDS)
- Integrated Building Management System measures energy and water use and adjusts equipment to be more efficient
- Seamless access to all facilities, including public transit, via the AirTrain electric people mover, which eliminated over 600,000 miles of bus trips annually
- Recycling and diversion of approximately 95% of construction waste from landfill
In 2011, SFO became the first airport in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold certification for an airport terminal, with the certification of Terminal 2.
The construction of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is divided into two projects: Boarding Area B (BAB) and Terminal 1 Center (T1C).
Design-build, construction, and project management team are as follows:
- BAB Design-builder: Austin Commercial & Webcor Builders Joint Venture with HKS / Woods Bagot ED2 International / KYA
- BAB Construction Manager: WSP / AGS
- T1C Design-builder: Hensel Phelps with Gensler / Kuth Ranieri
- T1C Construction Manager: AECOM & Cooper Pugeda Management Joint Venture
For more information about Harvey Milk Terminal 1, please visit www.flysfo.com/T1.
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External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport
Source: San Francisco International Airport