Istanbul Airport Terminal Became the World's Largest LEED Gold Certified Building

istanbul airport terminal is the biggest leed gold certified building in the world
istanbul airport terminal is the biggest leed gold certified building in the world

Istanbul Airport, which has become a global HUB in its first year with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level travel experience, deserves the "LEED Gold" certificate by adding a new one to its successes. kazanwas. The American Green Building Council has registered the Istanbul Airport terminal as the world's largest LEED certified building.

Guiding its work within the framework of sustainable development principles, IGA was awarded the “LEED Gold” certificate as a result of its application to the American Green Building Council for the Istanbul Airport terminal building. Istanbul Airport, which has made a name for itself with its energy efficiency and environmental practices, from the design phase to the construction phase, from the construction phase to the operation at full capacity, deserves to be the "largest LEED certified building" in the world. kazanarak achieved another first in the aviation industry.

Istanbul Airport successfully passed the challenging LEED Certification system…

LEED Certification system is a long-term process starting from the design process to the completion of the buildings, but it covers issues that concern multiple disciplines. The system evaluates buildings on various topics such as sustainable land, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor quality of life, innovation in design, and local importance. The buildings that meet the prerequisites are registered at the level of Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum according to the points they received as a result of the evaluations. Criteria such as encouraging public transportation and alternative transportation systems within the scope of LEED headings, applying some methods for water saving and efficient use of water, making the design and system selection to increase energy efficiency are at the forefront. In addition to these titles, issues such as preventing and removing smoke cigarettes, which are harmful to human health, from indoor environment, improving and controlling indoor air quality and benefiting from daylight are also evaluated.

Istanbul Airport provides significant savings in water and energy efficiency…

Istanbul Airport, which disrupts stereotyped memorization in aviation and is one of the best in the world, is also an example to the world with its environmentalist practices and its sensitivity on sustainability. While efficient batteries and reservoirs that consume less water in terms of water efficiency are used at Istanbul Airport, over 50% savings are targeted in building water consumption by using gray water in the reservoirs. In addition, with the selection of local plants that consume less water in the landscaping areas of the airport and the use of treated wastewater for irrigation, 100% savings in water consumption are achieved.

With the use of energy efficient mechanical equipment, efficient lighting fixtures and energy efficient facade design at Istanbul Airport, over 22% of energy is saved compared to the base building defined in ASHRAE, which is accepted as the international standard. In addition, energy consumption is monitored by measuring the heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting loads, which are important in terms of monitoring energy efficiency.

'The most compatible' airport with recycling ...

Continuing its activities with its Zero Waste mission, IGA displays an exemplary attitude in terms of materials and resources used, starting from the construction process of Istanbul Airport. A large part of the waste generated during the construction of the airport is sent for recycling and reuse, reducing the amount going to the landfill by 93%. In this context, all domestic wastes and recyclable wastes generated during the construction process are monitored regularly, and care is taken to use Recycled Content and Local Materials. With the full capacity operation of Istanbul Airport, recyclable wastes are collected separately in all blocks and recycled during operation. kazanbeing yelled.

Passenger comfort at Istanbul Airport is among the sustainability criteria.

At Istanbul Airport, while the indoor air quality and passenger comfort mechanical ventilation system is designed to be 30% above the fresh air values ​​determined in the ASHRAE standard, indoor temperature values ​​in accordance with the ASHRAE standard are determined in all locations. Thus, while the passenger comfort is carried to the top point, the construction chemicals (paint, primer, adhesive, paste, etc.) used in the interior are also preferred among those that comply with international human health limits.

“Airports are the reflection of the cities they are in…”

Istanbul Airport's right to receive the "LEED Gold" certificate kazanMahesh Ramanujam, President of the American Green Building Council, made evaluations about the construction of the building. Ramanujam said, “Airports are no longer just centers of transportation; they are also places where people connect and get inspired, a reflection of the cities they are in. As the entry point to Turkey, the Istanbul Airport terminal will also reflect the first impression of millions of passengers passing through its gates every year. As the largest “LEED Gold” certified building in the world, Istanbul Airport; It proves that no matter the size or unique aspects of a project, it can be a healthy, sustainable and high-performing place when designed correctly.” used the expressions. Istanbul Airport continues to be the airport of firsts…

Kadri Samsunlu, Chairman of the Executive Board and General Manager of IGA Airport Operations, made evaluations about Istanbul Airport, which was registered with the "LEED Gold" certificate by the American Green Building Council; “This good news we received during this period when the world was struggling with the Covid-19 epidemic made us all happy. At Istanbul Airport, we took care to take all our steps in line with sustainable development goals, from the design process to the construction phase, from the construction process to the operation process. With this application model, you are entitled to LEED Gold certification. kazanAt the same time, we became the world's largest “LEED Gold” certified building. As İGA, we consider acting in line with the principles of sustainability as the most valuable part of our corporate culture. Based on this idea, we determined the “Zero Waste” approach as a critical success factor and handled all the works carried out at Istanbul Airport on the basis of sustainability. Thanks to this approach, we are entitled to receive a LEED Gold certificate. kazanand we broke new ground. As İGA, with this award, another success for the Turkish aviation industry. kazanwe nagged. As we always say; Istanbul Airport has always been the airport of firsts and greatest, and it will continue to be so. We are extremely proud to prioritize the issue of sustainability so that we, the world, the future and the environment can maintain a self-sufficient continuity. The crowning of this pride with the “LEED Gold” certificate is the biggest proof that we are on the right track. We will continue to work with all our strength to leave a livable world to future generations with the respect we have for the world we live in and, most importantly, the understanding of sustainability.” made a statement.

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