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Airport receives $150,000 SMUD rebate for green efficiencies at Terminal B

     The Sacramento County Airport System has received a $150,000 rebate from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for energy efficiencies built into the design and construction of Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport. SMUD director Rob Kerth (Ward 5) will present the SMUD Savings By Design Program check to the Board of Supervisors at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 700 H St.

    According to SMUD energy advisers, measures in place at Terminal B would yield a greenhouse gas reduction of 793 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of planting more than 33,000 trees or removing 165 cars from the road. 
    The airport’s Big Build design team worked closely with the SMUD Savings by Design Program to create a terminal that would optimize energy performance. Terminal B qualified for the incentive by exceeding state energy code requirements by 25 percent.                 

    Energy efficiency measures implemented during the design and construction of Terminal B include:

  • A heat-reflecting cool roof
  • High-efficiency boilers for space heating
  • Energy-efficient evaporative cooling for baggage areas that also addresses air quality concerns
  • Energy efficient LowE glass that blocks solar heat to reduce the use of air conditioning while allowing visible light to pass through
  • Combination of dimmable fluorescent and LED lighting to take advantage of abundant daylight
  • A combined heat and power co-generation plant that serves power needs and uses reclaimed heat to supplement heating and hot water and to power an absorption chiller for cooling.

    These efficiencies are expected to assist the airport system as it applies for LEED Silver Certification.
    “We designed Terminal B to use best practices in environmental design as well as to be cost-effective in the long run,” said G. Hardy Acree, Director of Airports. “We are very proud to have accomplished both of these objectives.”
    Roberta MacGlashan, chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, added, “We are very proud of the work the Big Build design team took in using green technologies to create a terminal that is both beautiful and cost-effective.”

    Sacramento County Airport System is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. For more information, visit www.scas.aero


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