LEED Platinum award for Chattanooga corporate flight centre
Chattanooga Airport Corporate Flight Centre is first aviation terminal to be awarded LEED Platinum certificate
The Chattanooga Airport’s new corporate flight centre (FBO) terminal facility was recently awarded platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification programme. The FBO terminal, managed by Wilson Air Centre, is the only aviation terminal in the world to receive platinum certification representing the highest possible level of energy and environmental performance.
“This remarkable achievement reflects the Chattanooga Airport’s belief that sustainability is more than a simple responsibility to the environment,” said Dan Jacobson, chairman of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA). “Sustainability represents our civic duty to improve the quality of life for the community in which we all live, work and play.”
“This solar farm and the LEED-certified FBO are examples of how to build America’s infrastructure so that it’s sustainable for years to come,” said FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta. “They are innovative, clean energy projects that create jobs and that use American know-how to improve our economy.”
“The Chattanooga Airport’s LEED certification of the new FBO campus demonstrates tremendous leadership in the sustainability movement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive and founding chair, US Green Building Council. “These new FBO facilities efficiently use our natural resources and make an immediate, positive impact on our planet and this community, which will benefit future generations.”
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield reflected on the city’s evolution from a centre of pollution to the gold standard of sustainability. “The environmental transformation of our region would not be possible without leadership from partners like the Chattanooga Airport,” he said.