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SFO's T2 Becomes First US Airport Facility to Land LEED-Gold Rating

SFO's T2 Becomes First US Airport Facility to Land LEED-Gold Rating

Re-opened with fanfare this spring, San Francisco International Airport 's iconic Terminal 2 has become the first airport facility to earn gold-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council . Built in 1954, the terminal that was once the hub of the airport is now home to domestic flights by Virgin America, the only airline based at SFO, and American Airlines. Virgin's Richard Branson joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in April to open the 640,000 square-foot terminal following a two-year, $383-million renovation and green makeover . Posters that declare the terminal is "So green, it's gold" now decorate the airport. "Since its unveiling a few short months ago, travelers have overwhelmingly applauded T2's incomparable earth-friendly comfort and innovation, and our airline partners have appreciated the significan...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/02/sfos-t2-becomes-f...

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