Gallery: Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certi...

Installed under the parking lot, the system features 120 wells, each 500 feet deep to serve as a giant thermal battery - rejecting heat in the summer and absorbing heat in the winter.

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  1. moto electric June 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    What a great green project! Kudos to the City Of Portland for its foresight in incorporating sustainability into its project.

    Electric vehicles can help with attaining LEED ratings. In an airport setting, this could include electric parking lot shuttles, electric pullers and trailers for baggage handling, small electric trucks for maintenance applications and electric security vehicles.

    While the “green-ness” of electric vehicles is at least partially dependent on the source of the electricity used to charge them, they still produce no exhaust emissions, are quiet (reducing noise pollution) and economical to operate.

    Something to consider for future projects…

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