Most Sustainable Airport: Terminal 2, San Francisco International Airport
BY Lou Dubois
As of early April, the state-of-the-art T2 Terminal in San Francisco is the new home of American Airlines and Virgin America. In a $393 million renovation of the original 1954 terminal by Turner Construction and Gensler, architects recycled 90 percent of the original building content. Today, it is officially registered on the United States Green Building Council in an attempt to become the first LEED Gold-certified terminal in the United States. The terminal was built with many sustainable features, including natural skylights, an innovative air displacement ventilation system, and zero-waste garbage cans. Within the terminal you'll also find food from local organic vendors, paperless ticketing, and water stations to refill reusable bottles.
LOU DUBOIS is a Philadelphia-based Social Media Editor for NBC Universal's local news affiliate (WCAU-TV). He is an experienced writer, editor and marketer who has worked with and written about Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, focusing on social media, emerging technologies, small business success, entrepreneurship, sports business and corporate policy. Previously he worked for Social Media Today, Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press and SOBeFit Magazine, along with various newspapers. @lou_dubois