IAH Terminal B South Earns LEED Silver Certification
The new $147M Terminal B South Concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, designed by PGAL, has earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Four times the size of the original concourse, the 225,000 SF facility has 15,000SF of concessions and three new ramp level piers hosting 30 gates. Eye-catching elements include 28-foot glass walls in the hold room area and Flight Information Displays (FID) housed in a sculptural element that seems to defy gravity.
The concourse is designed to consume some 20 percent less energy than a conventionally-built structure. Additional sustainable features that led to the Silver certification include highly-efficient glass, low-consumption light and plumbing fixtures, zoned HVAC equipment, cool roof system, daylight harvesting system, and a light shelf in the passenger hold room to direct daylight inside. Electric ground power and pre-conditioned air equipment for aircraft at every gate plus charging stations to support ground service equipment help reduce emissions.