May 12, 2016

San Diego International Airport Green Build Project Receives Envision Platinum Award

Green Build is the first airport project to receive an Envision award. The Green Build development comprised a major expansion of San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2, which included 10 new gates, a dual-level roadway, enhanced curbside check in, more security lanes, and expanded concession area. The project involved a construction timeline that began in 2009 and concluded in 2013.

“The Green Build project was the largest construction in the airport’s history and now serves as a hallmark for developing future airport projects using sustainable building practices,” said President/CEO of San Diego International Airport, Thella F. Bowens. “Earning the Envision Platinum award for the project’s landside improvements – and being the first airport in the world to do so – demonstrates the airport’s commitment to taking a holistic approach to planning projects responsibly.”

For complete details including specifics about the three Envision measurement categories the project scored highest in (Quality of Life, Leadership, Natural World), read the press release.

To access photos of the San Diego International Airport's Green Build project, visit the Green Build photo gallery at:

Want to learn more about the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system or the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure?  Click here.

Media contacts:
  • San Diego International Airport: Rebecca Bloomfield, (619) 400-2880,
  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure:  Laura Bynum, MA, (800) 848-2792 ext. 6736,