ISTANBUL AIRPORT become entitled to get certificate of LEED Gold and with its gross area stated in LEED submittal, is the largest LEED certified building to date worldwide.
As a sustainability considering project, the public transportation such as bus stops, metro station and the airport shuttles are placed in front of the terminal building. In order to minimize the adverse effect on the environment, erosion and sedimentation plans are developed, precautions are taken to prevent water and construction pollution caused by dust generation. Construction wastes are reduced by recovery of suitable wastes with recycling and reusing methods. Efficient water fixture utilization and reuse of gray water for flush fixtures lead to water saving in more than 50%. Treated wastewater is used for irrigation. With the selection of energy-efficient mechanical-electrical systems, stratified façade and appropriate glass, more than 20% energy saving is provided when compared to international standards. Required infrastructure and automation monitoring systems are designed in order to watch system’s energy consumption separately. Fresh air amount is set above the international standards and VOC content of the building construction chemicals that used during the construction of interior spaces, is selected to be the lowest ratio in order to increase interior living health and comfort.