Wednesday, November 6, 2019

American Airlines Hangar 2 Receives Airports Going Green Honorable Mention

We’re excited to announce that the Ghafari-designed American Airlines Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport received an honorable mention at the 2019 Airports Going Green Awards for its dedication to sustainability. Recognizing lasting contributions of sustainability within the aviation industry, the Awards were established with the firm belief that industry recognition is a key element to fostering sustainability achievement and innovation.

The 194,000 SF facility – the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world – employs a number of sustainable features, including a high performance building envelope, the use of daylighting, and high-efficiency mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Water conservation techniques were also implemented, including the use of native or adaptive grass species requiring no permanent irrigation systems. The overall design, construction, and operation of the new facility reduces greenhouse gas emissions and conserves water and natural resources, while improving the well-being and productivity of American employees.

The recipients of the 2019 Airports Going Green Awards were recognized at a luncheon during the 12th Annual Airports Going Green Conference on November 5. See the full list of winners here.