Chattanooga Airport terminal gets LEED certification

Chattanooga Airport terminal gets LEED certification

February 22nd, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

The new general aviation terminal at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is under construction in this July 9, 2011 file photo.

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

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.