Gallery: PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LE...

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Inhabitat: Being the first LEED Gold airport in the US, how is the design for the new Terminal 2 above and beyond other airports?

Melissa Mizell: The key to our design at SFO was to look beyond LEED. We wanted to achieve a high level of certification, and we were looking to inspire people to live more sustainably. The building itself is green, but more importantly, it’s catalyzing people to change their behaviors. You see that most clearly in places like the Hydration Stations, or the composting program. Sustainability becomes very human and very personal at T2.

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