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Indianapolis International Airport's (IND) Midfield Terminal complex is awarded LEED Certification
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (November 11, 2011) — The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) announced that the complex has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED certification for an entire terminal campus. The Midfield Terminal campus, at more than 1.2 million square feet, is among the largest projects to be awarded LEED certification.
The LEED certification applies to the terminal, concourses, the Ground Transportation Center, and the parking garage The design, construction, and operation of the Midfield Terminal complex incorporates numerous innovative features that allowed planners to overcome the unique and challenging hurdles to designing sustainable airport facilities. The resulting LEED certification is recognition that energy efficiency, sustainable design, and protection of the environment are central features of the new Indianapolis International Airport.
“On today’s third anniversary of the Midfield Terminal opening, we are reminded of the decades-long foresight and strategic planning that were required to create the awardwinning, internationally recognized airport we now enjoy,” said John Clark III, executive director and CEO of the IAA. “I congratulate our team for achieving a milestone that recognizes our Board’s vision and commitment to making sustainability a part of that process and for helping to create a facility that will serve the Central Indiana region for many years to come.”
“Practicing sound sustainability processes helps us improve the quality of life in our community while becoming more competitive,” he added. “We are grateful to receive LEED certification but mindful that it is one example of our ongoing commitment to create the airport system of choice through sustainable innovations that increase the value we bring to our employees, our customers, our business partners, and our neighbors.”
For more information, please read the full press release from the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) is proud to have provided Sustainable Design and LEED Certification Consulting, Energy Modeling & Analysis, Daylighting Modeling & Analysis, and airflow modeling & analysis services in support of the project's LEED Certification. A full case study is available here.
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