Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). This makes the 1.25 million sq ft facility, designed by Fentress Architects, the largest LEED Gold airport terminal in the United States.
The design of the new TBIT was inspired by one of nature’s simplest yet most powerful forms – ocean waves as they roll onto the beach just west of the airport.
As part of the ongoing Bradley West project the TBIT includes a 15-gate terminal and concourse, an international arrivals facility, passenger security checkpoints, an inline baggage screening system, and more than 100,000-square-feet of concessions.
Sustainability was a key focus of the Bradley West programme and all projects incorporate sustainable design features that promote energy efficiency while mitigating adverse environmental impacts. The new terminal uses natural daylight and natural ventilation to minimize energy use. Low-Eglass was used along the airside concourse to minimize heat gain, and lighting controls reduce energy use. Low-flow water fixtures have reduced water usage 47.8% over baseline predictions. The building structure and finishes employed regional and re-cycled materials. Sustainable techniques used during construction included designating specific routes to and from the site for construction vehicles, and recycling construction materials and demolition debris. Concrete mixers and other equipment were placed onsite in order to reduce the number of trips made, and construction equipment was retrofitted with emission- and noise-reduction devices
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