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Airport expansion gets LEED Gold
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Tai Moses
The nine-gate terminal expansion at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been open for a year, but just received its LEED Gold certification this February for its sustainable construction and design. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – more commonly known as LEED – is a coveted designation in the construction industry that “provides a framework for building operators to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions,” according to a news release from the airport. The terminal expansion was a collaborative effort between the city’s Public Works and Aviation departments, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and Gensler architects. Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca said, “Building safe, sustainable and reliable infrastructure are some of our core values, and we are proud of those who worked to achieve this level of certification with LEED.”
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