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.
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