The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ) has announced that Terminal B at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) has been awarded the Envision Platinum award from The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) for its environmentally conscious construction.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the operator and developer of Terminal B, has partnered with Skanska Walsh for the design and construction of the project, which is designed to help generate energy, save water, and reduce total emissions. Design considerations also include a new baggage handling system, strategically placed unconditioned environments, and wall-to-ceiling windows that reduce the need for lighting which will result in a 19% net energy savings when the project is completed. It is the first project to achieve recognition from ISI at any level under its newly updated Envision v3 framework. The Envision Platinum award, the highest level within the programme, also recognised Skanska-Walsh’s efforts to promote worksite safety and minimise noise, vibration and other construction impacts on the local community.
Stewart Steeves, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, commented: “Since day one, our priority has been building a terminal that offers a first-class guest experience and has a minimal environmental footprint. We’ve worked closely with Skanska-Walsh to create a design and construction approach that enables us to revamp Terminal B in a sustainable fashion, and this award demonstrates our overall commitment to this goal.”