Last week, the Port of Seattle Commission accepted a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Award from the US Green Building Council for the design, construction and operation of the soon-to-open rental car facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The certification was rewarded for energy use, lighting, water and material use. LEED-certified buildings reduce operations and maintenance costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment.
The Commission’s President Gael Tarleton observed: “All of our partners can take credit for recycling more than 97% of construction waste and sourcing nearly 30% of building materials from local and regional suppliers.
The new facility also features natural ventilation, high efficiency lighting, Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and bike racks, to encourage employees to use bicycles instead of cars.