The Birmingham Airport Authority is committed to making a difference in the community and supporting economic growth in Alabama with its innovative approach to sustainability. By incorporating sustainability in the Terminal Modernization Project, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will become a beautiful facility that saves on energy and operating costs while reducing its environmental impact on the region.

Sustainability 1

Working with architects KPS Group, the Authority will seek certification from the Green Building Council through its Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) program.

Additional objectives in making the Terminal Modernization a sustainable project are as follows:

These objectives are in support of the project goals set by the Birmingham Airport Authority and include:

The Authority will utilize materials and products sourced from within 500 miles of the project site as well as divert a minimum of 75% of construction waste to recycling centers. The project will include environmentally friendly and energy efficient design elements such as harvesting rainwater, daylighting strategies, and water efficient landscaping.

Sustainability 2

Water Efficiency

Objectives in the project will integrate numerous sustainable strategies that reduce overall water consumption, manage stormwater runoff, and reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems.

Sustainability 3

Energy and Atmosphere

Optimized energy performance will be achieved by building envelope commissioning, reducing the cooling load on the building, and by use of renewable energy systems.

Sustainability 4

Alternative Transportation Methods

The intent of using alternate transportation methods is to reduce pollution, congestion, and fossil fuel usage associated with automobiles.