OIA expansion begins with a LEED team in place
ecoPreserve is there!
ecoPreserve’s green construction experts are heading up the LEED team coordination efforts at Phase 1 of a major expansion project. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is working on a $1.8 billion expansion of Orlando International Airport (MCO) that will more than double its current size. The large additions to the Airport include the South Terminal and a 200,000 square foot Intermodal Terminal Facility / Automated People Mover Hub. The first phase transit facility, slated to open in 2017, will initially serve the All Aboard Florida train that will run from the Airport to Miami and will link with the SunRail, Central Florida’s commuter line. The transit facility will also act as the main connection point for Lynx Bus service, taxis, and rental cars, as well as provide covered parking with 2,400 new spaces. The building will be connected to the existing Terminal via a people mover being built by Mitsubishi. ecoPreserve’s role is unique to this project, as this is one building was split into two projects with two different general contractors:
- SA APM & Parking Garage – CMAR Hensel Phelps
- Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF) – Turner-Kiewit Joint Venture
The project team is working towards LEED Certification for New Construction using the v4 rating system. This is a bold feat in the Airport community and is one of the largest LEED v4 projects underway in the U.S. Many aspects of the construction are being carefully regulated; waste management, material selection and education are critical performance measures and are consistently tracked with over 90% diversion from landfill.
The project team has an active green team that meets weekly to discuss progress and opportunities for improvement. Green building practices run deep at GOAA, which has been highlighted in the recent public release of the Sustainability Management Plan. The plan demonstrates GOAA’s commitment to green buildings in construction and all operations.