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Abridged Article based upon SAN Press release courtesy of Jim Grant HNTB Corporation

San Diego International Airport has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification for The Green Build terminal expansion from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is considered the industry standard in defining and measuring “green,” sustainable construction, with LEED Platinum being the highest certification attainable. The award makes SDIA home to the first LEED Platinum certified commercial airport terminal in the world. The Green Build’s LEED certifications build on San Diego International Airport’s already robust sustainability efforts. The airport was the first in the U.S. to establish a sustainability policy, the first to publish a sustainability report adhering to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and recently became the first airport to sign the U.S. Climate Declaration, calling for action on climate change.

Jim Grant is the Energy and Fueling Systems Director at HNTB Corp.