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Fentress Designed Sustainable Terminal LAX Makes its Public Debut
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June 24, 2013

Fentress Designed Sustainable Terminal LAX Makes its Public Debut

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor

Fentress Architects designed Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX recently made its public debut. Engaged in the creation of sustainable architecture, the global design firm has created LAX with a highly-efficient and sustainable airport design meant to deliver world class comfort to passengers.

Fentress Architects notes that the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX is expected to achieve Silver Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

In addition to getting the Silver Certification from the most recognized sustainability certification program in the United States, LAX is set to raise the bar in sustainability standards for airports.

The new terminal seamlessly integrates environmentally friendly concepts directly into the projects’ aesthetic as a result of which travelers will appreciate the well lit terminals.

Other noticeable features of this facility are very open and spacious Great Hall, as well as retail, and dining spaces.

Elaborating further on the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, Fentress Architects says that its designers developed practices to reduce adverse environmental impacts from this project on surrounding areas.

To this end, they have developed a world class and highly efficient mechanical system. LAX also uses safe, non-toxic materials and features water-efficient fixtures.

Moreover, the new terminal has specific programs in place to encourage the use of alternative transportation to and from the airport. Fentress Architects claims all its sustainability efforts have paid off as LAX has successfully diverted 75 percent of construction waste from local landfills.

Also, it has enabled about 48 percent reduction in water use.

All this has come at a price and according to Fentress Architects, the total cost of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX comes out to be $1.5 billion.

This includes the cost of construction, architectural and engineering designs, permits, and related expenditures.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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