The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT) said Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) has been awarded Platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
JFK Terminal 4 received this certification with help of CodeGreen, which provided energy and sustainability consulting throughout the certification process.
“Congratulations to Terminal 4 operator JFKIAT for successfully earning LEED Platinum certification, in keeping with the Port Authority’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kevin O’Toole, PANYNJ chairman. “As we redevelop each of our region’s airports into world-class facilities, we should be no less ambitious in our drive to build sustainable facilities than we are to building those that deliver a truly inspiring customer experience. Once again, we are setting an important precedent for other airports around the country to follow.”
JFKIAT continues to invest in innovative initiatives, with focus on energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reduction, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality, biodiversity, and sustainable transportation
“As operators of the largest air terminal at JFK Airport, sustainability has always been a core component of JFKIAT’s mission, and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint across operations,” said Roel Huinink, president and CEO of JFKIAT. “Receiving LEED Platinum certification for Terminal 4 is a tremendous achievement and demonstrates how JFKIAT is truly a pioneer in sustainability.”