Envision’s First Sustainability Award for an Airport Project Goes to San Diego

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May 3, 2016
The San Diego International Airport's Green Build landside project recently received the Envision rating system’s Platinum award. PHOTO: San Diego International Airport
The San Diego International Airport's Green Build landside project recently received the Envision rating system’s Platinum award. PHOTO: San Diego International Airport

By land, by water, and now by air.

The San Diego International Airport’s Green Build landside project recently received the Envision rating system’s Platinum award – the first airport development so honored by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Owned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the landside development is the 13th project in North America to receive an Envision rating system award from ISI, which was cofounded in 2011 by ASCE, the American Public Works Association, and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Green Build significantly expanded the airport’s Terminal 2 to add 10 new gates, a dual-level roadway, enhanced curbside check-in, more security lanes, and a larger concession area.

“The Green Build project was the largest construction in the airport’s history and now serves as a hallmark for developing future airport projects using sustainable building practices,” said President and CEO of San Diego International Airport Thella F. Bowens.

“Earning the Envision Platinum award for the project’s landside improvements – and being the first airport in the world to do so – demonstrates the airport’s commitment to taking a holistic approach to planning projects responsibly.”

The ISI Envision rating system measures sustainable infrastructure projects using criteria divided into five broad categories: quality of life, leadership, natural world, resource allocation, and climate and risk.

Learn more about Envision and ISI at sustainableinfrastructure.org.

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