The programming process was a key component during pre-design. During
pre-design, the project team examined the feasibility of many sustainable
strategies. The primary environmental strategies and priorities that
developed in the charrette sessions formed the basis of the design
through the subsequent project phases.
The design team worked together from the earliest stages of schematic
design. During schematic design, the project team used the LEED rating
system to identify potential strategies for the building and as the
design evolved several sustainable elements became an integral part
of the terminal.
Final plan which links back to plan under general description
Close supervision and involvement by the design team was important
in maintaining best practices and complying with LEED guidelines.
Familiarity with the LEED system was a key factor in the sustainable
construction of Terminal B. Recycling of construction materials,
indoor air quality monitoring, and tracking of materials were essential
steps for LEED documentation. Weekly construction meetings continued
collaboration during the construction of the building.
The airport terminal building systems were commissioned using the
procedures outlined in the LEED rating system. The commissioning
agent worked closely with the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
subcontractors, and consulting engineers, to ensure the building
systems operated as they were designed.
Operations and Maintenance
Terminal B will implement policies to ensure that it maintains
its’ sustainability elements through implementation of sustainable
operation and maintenance practices.
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