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PEOPLE: architect, HOK, St. Louis; construction manager, Skanska USA Building, Boston; and commissioning agent, Sebesta-Blomberg, Woburn, Mass.
GREEN POINTS: Terminal A’s redevelopment maximized green technology, including recyclable materials, natural lighting, energy-conservation plans and alternative-fuel utilization. The terminal has achieved LEED for New Construction Certified status from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. The Delta complex has 18 gates with direct jetbridge loading and seven regional jet gates. It consists of two structures: a 362,000-square-foot (33630-m2) main terminal and 284,000-square-foot (26384-m2) satellite concourse, connected by an underground pedestrian moving walkway. Stormwater- filtration devices reduce the impact of airplane operations on storm-water runoff. Daylight is a primary focus of the terminal’s design; low-E glass reflects heat away from the windows to minimize heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Many materials were recycled or manufactured locally, and more than 75 percent of construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills.