This is Hangar 25, a LEED Platinum certified airport hangar located at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. It’s the world’s first aviation hangar to achieve such a high level of certification from the USGBC. The 60,000 square foot structure was built by Shangri-La Construction without a significant cost increase over building a non-green airport hangar — a fact that furthers the financial case for green building development. Check out this green list of accomplishments:
- 61% less indoor water use than code-compliant building
- 51% less landscape water used than a typical building
- 77% of construction/demolition waste was recycled
- 35% of the value of construction materials from recycled materials
- 48% of the value of construction materials were locally harvested
- Over 95% of regularly occupied spaces were daylit
- The building received 14 of 15 EQ points under LEED
- The building received 17 of 17 EA points under LEED
- Building produces 110% of total energy needs on-site with solar
- Airplane process loads will be powered with solar charging carts
- Building has 7 efficient Big Ass Fans for air circulation/comfort
This positive-energy, $17-million hangar is poised to become a game changer in the industry. It’s supposed to be significantly cheaper to operate than a non-green hangar. You’ll notice in the images that the facility has abundant natural light coming inside; that helps keep the lighting bills down and reduce reliance on mechanical systems.
Image credits: 3030 N. Clybourn Avenue.