World’s First Green Airplane Hanger

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Construction of Hangar 25 at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California was built to high performance, sustainable design standards.  Now complete, the new facility is the first of its kind in the world to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest award — LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.

The 60,000 sq ft hangar was constructed at a price comparable to other aircraft hangars, but this one will save money on operating costs by reducing its energy consumption and its emissions.

Sustainable features include:

  • solar photovoltaic panels which generate 110 percent of the building’s power needs
  • electric maintenance vehicles
  • allowance for planes in the bay for maintenance to shut off their engines and run on electricity
  • native landscaping

Source:  Sustainable Industries

photo courtesy of Shangri-La Construction

Tag(s): Cars and Transportation, Energy, Green Building, Green Travel, Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Global Warming, The Great Green Outdoors

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