and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal
Effective environmental management is an ongoing commitment at Hartsfield-Jackson. Nowhere is this more evident than in the planning, design and construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.
Set for completion in spring 2012, the international terminal is on track for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The goal is to create a healthy, sustainable facility that has a minimal impact on the environment.
The project is earning LEED certification points by using recycled
and/or regionally produced construction materials, optimizing energy
performance and reducing water usage.
Another key part of the international terminal’s sustainability program is ensuring the quality of indoor air. For example, low-chemical-emitting paints, sealants, carpeting and adhesives are being used throughout the facility.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products and techniques, along with increased ventilation and monitoring of incoming outdoor air, also will earn LEED points for the $1.4 billion project.
Construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal
began in summer 2008. The international terminal and its 12-gate concourse
will connect to Concourse E via an extension of the people mover,
creating a 40-gate international travel complex.
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