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Portland International Airport, Terminal Expansion and Renovation

Portland, OR

Project Categories

Aviation

Business Type

New Airport Terminal and Renovation

Size

776,000 square feet

Among the largest projects in the airport’s history, this major renovation and addition to the terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area. The complex phasing of design and construction was done while the facility was fully operational.

Special features

  • Open loop ground source heating and cooling system providing fossil fuel free heating for 90% of the year

  • Decommissioned steam heating plant replaced with new heating plant in the resilient portion of the terminal building

  • Installation of an emergency generator in the seismically resilient portion of the terminal building

  • 30% carbon reduction while increasing size of airport by 20%

  • 35% energy reduction while increasing size of airport by 20%

  • Potable water use will be reduced, while serving the projected 50% increase in annual passengers

  • 37% heating load reduction while increasing size of airport by 20%