Rochester airport project gets national honor for ‘green’ features

Greater Rochester International Airport’s modernization project has added another honor. The project recently received the 2019 Airports Going Green award from the Chicago Department of Aviation and the American Association of Airport Executives.

Photo of new entrance canopy at GRIA

The airport’s new entrance canopy

The award recognizes the project for a number of green features. They include:

  • LED lighting throughout the terminal;
  • solar panels on the new entrance canopy which offset 12% of the airport’s annual energy costs;
  • a rainwater collection system for landscape irrigation;
  • high-efficiency air conditioning units; and
  • floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow for increased daylight and less reliance on artificial light

The project previously received  three awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA) including the national APWA Project of the Year award in the category for Structures more than $75 million.

LeChase was agency construction manager for the $79 million modernization project.

Click the links below for news coverage on the award.