Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

The nation's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, has become the world’s first airport to be awarded precertification under the LEED for Communities program. As part of a larger effort at the airport, the Department of Aviation’s Planning and Development (P&D)...

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Already a noted champion of sustainable aviation, Oslo Airport soon will be home to a sustainable city. Norwegian architects are planning to build Oslo Airport City, reports GreenMatters. That will enable travelers visiting Oslo Airport to be able to experience...

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport has become the first air terminal in the United States to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance gold certification, according to the terminal’s...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation is one of the biggest drivers of CO2 emissions and also has the highest growth in CO2 emissions of any industry sector, according to a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council. Globally, in 2010, the transportation sector...

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Airports have long understood why smartly-designed buildings and systems that maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact can boost their bottom line. Several U.S. airports have earned environmentally-focused recognition, such as the U.S.

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Finland’s Helsinki Airport has announced that, through extensive efficiency improvements, it has become carbon neutral. The airport began its path toward carbon neutrality by using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport, reports Energy Manager Today. The buses...

Parking Spot recognized for sustainability

The Parking Spot, the nation's largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, has received the Project ICARUS National Gold Medal for its companywide sustainability efforts, the company announced. Awarded by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation's Project ICARUS...

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters...

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco Airport (SFO) has embarked on a journey to become the first “triple zero” airport campus in the world. The charge in the facility’s five-year strategic plan to achieve zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste-to-landfill requires new...

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been awarded LEED gold for new construction as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Business Certification. LEED is the preeminent program for design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport has opened, serving as the hub for monitoring daily operations including safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. The building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly, according to a release from...

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an attractive curved form, the building is hailed as the "world's greenest terminal" by the firm and certainly boasts an...

Mumbai airport goes green, replacing water with ammonia-breaking bacteria

Mumbai airport goes green, replacing water with ammonia-breaking bacteria

Mumbai’s Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport recently adopted a method to reduce the use of water in its urinals and cleaning of floors. In the process, the airport has managed to save one lakh liters (roughly 26,000 gallons) of water each...

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership for the second straight year, according to a press release. DFW is the only airport to be recognized...

Environmentally friendly tower dedicated in San Francisco

Federal and local officials have dedicated the new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Rising up in a graceful flare, the new 650-square-foot tower is 221 feet tall, and its work area gives air...

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium that built and manages Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), announced that its Terminal 3 has achieved a platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The recognition was announced this...

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