published Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Chattanooga Airport terminal gets LEED certification

The new general aviation terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is under construction in this July 9, 2011 file photo.
The new general aviation terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is under construction in this July 9, 2011 file photo.
Photo by Angela Lewis.
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Chattanooga Airport's new general aviation terminal today became the world's first to obtain LEED platinum certification for leadership in energy and environmental design.

Michael Huerta, the Federal Aviation Administration's acting administrator, said Chattanooga is on "the cutting edge."

Dan Jacobson, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority's chairman, said a nearby solar farm helped the airport obtain the LEED designation.

He said that every kilowatt hour of electricity saved helps the airport's bottom line.

See the full story in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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