More natural light, less energy
Terminal 5 is our home at JFK, which gives us the freedom to use smart building techniques. Here are just a few highlights:
- Strategic use of natural light, including T5's glazed landslide facade, glazing and light monitors, daylight sensors and an open light shaft allow for abundant natural light.
- The use of fresh-air economizers with air handling units and revolving doors which help save energy and maintain a consistent temperature.
- The reduction of heat via a light colored roof that reflects solar radiation.
In 2012, we moved approximately 1,000 crewmembers into our new Support Center in Long Island City, New York (LSC). Here are a few ways that we reduce waste there.
- The office features an open plan design, which allows natural light to permeate into the floors. Glass fronts on all office and conference rooms in the interior of the building further increase the flow of sunlight.
- LSC is in a building holding a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EB) Silver certification.
- All appliances are Energy Star-certified and the HVAC system uses high-efficiency motors with economizers.