Terminal 1 and LEED Neighborhood
As the port develops the site, we’ll incorporate sustainable practices and thoughtful designs. As of September 2019, we are pleased to announce that Terminal 1 has been certified LEED Neighborhood (ND) Gold by the US Green Building Council.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. According to the USGBC, LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings and developments. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
With this certification, we are also assisting our private partners with achieving LEED success. The port has committed in its design standards that all new buildings are to be constructed to a minimum LEED Gold Certification or better.
The port is working to design Terminal 1 with pedestrian oriented building and street design, neighborhood connectivity and access to services. Some of the green building strategies we are working towards include water use reduction, energy efficiency, pollution control during construction, heat island reduction and waste management.