SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Wins Climate Award
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has said that Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has been honored by the American Institute of Architects, California. In their 2022 Design Awards, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 received the Climate Action Award for leadership in the development of energy, carbon, water and resource-related practices and policies.
“Harvey Milk Terminal 1 embraces the very best values of our region and celebrates the legacy of pioneering civil rights leader Harvey Milk,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “It also showcases another value of our region – a commitment to the environment – with groundbreaking sustainability features that lead the way for the future of airport design. We are truly honored to receive the Climate Action Award from the American Institute of Architects in California. My thanks go out to the entire project team for this achievement.”
Sustainable design and construction measures were prioritised at every stage of the project, resulting in the implementation of more than a significant number of sustainable practices.
In February 2022, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has become the first airport terminal in the world to earn “Platinum” certification using the latest standards from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This latest version, known as LEED v4, raises the bar for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance structures.
In March 2021, Harvey Milk Terminal 1 became the first terminal in the world to achieve certification from Fitwel, a building rating system that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.