TAV-operated Adnan Menderes Airport receives a green building certification from the USA

Designed and constructed by TAV Construction, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Domestic Terminal received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certificate the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC). Being the first terminal building in Turkey certified by USGBC, the green terminal is one of the 10 airport terminals that have been awarded this certification worldwide.

Operated by TAV Airports and designed and constructed by TAV Construction, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Domestic Terminal has achieved to become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificated terminal building in Turkey. Standing out with its environmentally-friendly structure and applications, Adnan Menderes Airport Domestic Terminal has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC). Domestic terminal building has been listed amongst 10 airport terminals that have been awarded LEED certification which is the most effectual green building certification program worldwide.

TAV Construction Managing Director Ümit Kazak stated: “At TAV, we believe that sustainability and protection of environment are all about responsibility towards future generations. We designed and completed the construction of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport New Domestic Terminal in line with LEED certification requirements to achieve effective environmental sustainability. We are glad that the results of our endeavors are awarded by LEED Silver certification of U.S. Green Buildings Council, the most respectable institution worldwide. Constructed by TAV Construction, the terminal building of Madinah Airport, the first airport privatization project in Saudi Arabia, also received the LEED Gold certification. As a result, we will continue to complete our projects through the implementation of the latest environmentally-friendly technologies."

LEED certification is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide to ensure the design and construction of the buildings according to certain ecologic criteria. LEED certification application of Adnan Menderes Airport new domestic terminal was submitted in December 2012. The design, construction and services of the airport's new domestic terminal are featuring environmentally-friendly practices. In compliance with the "Waste Management Procedure", 99 per cent of the wastes generated during the demolition of the old terminal were reused or recycled. The terminal achieved an energy saving of 20 per cent through renewable energy, energy-efficient equipment, sunshades and energy-efficient windows. Having gray water recycling and rainwater harvesting systems, the terminal building achieved a 47 per cent reduction in clean water consumption. Moreover, there is an efficient waste management procedure followed at the terminal. In addition, decreasing the carbon emission significantly, the airport is an active participant in Carbon Accreditation Program of Airport Council International Europe.

Having been operating Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal since 2007, TAV Airports won the tender regarding the operating rights of the domestic terminal held by State Airports Authority in 2011. TAV Construction laid the foundations in June 2012 and put the terminal into service on March 17th, 2014. Adnan Menderes Airport provided service to more than 11 million passengers in the first 11 month of 2015 by an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same period of 2014.

LEED certificated airport terminal buildings are listed as follows:

• Turkey - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Domestic Terminal

• Saudi Arabia - Prince Muhammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport Terminal

• USA - Sacramento International Airport Terminal B

• USA - Grand Forks International Airport Terminal

• USA - Oakland County International Airport

• USA - Jackson Hole Airport

• USA - Yellowstone Regional Airport

• USA - San Jose International Airport Terminal B

• Japan - Fukuoka Airport Additional Terminal Building

• Galapagos Islands - Baltra Airport Terminal