Energy Efficient and LEED Certification for New County Buildings
Sacramento County has constructed new buildings that are extremely efficient to operate, consume far less energy and water, and save taxpayers money, several of which, also meet LEED silver+ certification by the US Green Building Council.
Sacramento International Airport
The Terminal B modernization project has the capability to accommodate 16 million passengers and includes the new 740,000 sq. ft. Terminal B, 19-gate airside concourse that is 316,000 sq. ft., a landside terminal totaling 424,000 sq. ft. and more than 42,000 sq. ft. of concessions.
LEED Silver certified, the sustainable design features include the use of natural day-lighting through energy efficient low-emissivity (low-E) glass to minimize heat transfer, expansive glass curtainwalls with integrated devices that create shade, and the use of recycled materials in the building structure, floor and ceiling finishes. As well as practices that incorporate natural ventilation, low-flow fixtures, maximize open spaces, protect habitat, control light pollution and use of regionally available materials.
Green Demolition of the Old Terminal B
Demolition of the old Terminal B will make way for overnight airplane parking. In keeping with environmental stewardship, the airport, during the demolition is recycling wire, copper piping, glass, concrete, steel and even old electrical panels, which are being stored to be used as replacement parts in case of future need.
Projects with this symbol were paid in part or in full with the 2009 Recovery and
Reinvestment Act Stimulus Grant Funding.