The Aviation Department is conducting a pilot study of the use of the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for new construction. LEED points that include reducing urban heat island, water conservation, recycling of construction debris and energy efficiency are mandatory requirements for Aviationís design and construction firms. Use of LEED Standards for PHX Sky Train connecting the Airport to regional light rail and PHX Sky Train stations will result in the first transportation project to use LEED.
Where feasible excavated soils, asphalt and concrete removed during construction projects are stored on-site for reuse as are scrap metals.
ENERGY STAR reflective roof products are used to reduce heat transfer and reduce peak cooling demand in terminals.