The West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal Earns LEED Gold Certification
The West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal, a stunning addition to the world-famous international terminal which opened earlier this year with 15 gates and advanced technology, has earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
“The certification of the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal at the LEED Gold level is a reflection of our Board of Airport Commissioners' vision to ensure a sustainable future for our airports. LAX and Van Nuys Airport are charting a course toward a greater mix of renewable energy, efficient design and thoughtful planning that is setting new standards for the airport industry.”
The $1.7-billion West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal facility opened in May. It is one of the most modern airport facilities in the world, offering cutting-edge technology, stunning architecture, a checked-bag storage system, biometric boarding gates and more.
“Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is creating efficient, sustainable facilities with the guest experience at its core, and the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal is an example of how we can reimagine the LAX experience from the ground up. We are continuing to design, build and deliver a new LAX that offers the best amenities, state-of-the-art technology and sustainable features.”
Some of the facility’s sustainability features include:
The building was designed with sustainability in mind as part of LAWA’s Sustainable Design and Construction Policy. Adopted in 2017, the policy requires applicable new building construction and renovation projects to be designed to achieve LEED Silver or higher, which requires at least 50 points in the USGBC’s scoring system. This is also the standard for new projects built by the City of Los Angeles and its proprietary agencies, including LAWA. The West Gates at Tom Bradley exceeds those standards with the higher Gold rating.
The joint venture of Turner-PCL served as the contractor for the project, with Corgan and Gensler serving as architects.
Other LAX projects to achieve LEED Gold certification include the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the Central Utility Plant and Alaska Airlines’ Board Room Lounge in Terminal 6.
This article was originally published by Los Angeles World Airports.
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