Not only is Denver International Airport one of the prettiest airports around — its form mimics the Rocky Mountains that loom nearby — but it is about to bump its green cred sky high. Expected to be the world’s greenest parking lot, Canopy Airport Parking is slated to open this month just in time for holiday travelers. The airport is looking to reduce consumption, costs and emissions with energy from solar power, geothermal and wind and with shuttles powered by compressed natural gas, biodiesel and hybrid they are sure to keep their impact low. The lot will also feature ten free Juice Bar chargers for their greenest visitors – those with electric cars.
The team at Denver International Airport has teamed up with BMW Group DesignworksUSA to complete the parking lot and they are expecting to earn a LEED Gold certification upon completion — they also might get a Platinum certification by the Green Parking Council. The parking lot is expected to not only excite visitors who own green vehicles but will surprise even gas-guzzling patrons with their clean technology.
The Canopy Airport Parking project — previously known as Green Park — will be able to accommodate 4,200 vehicles once finished. Though the parking lot doesn’t mention whether or not it will include such sustainable features as a green roof, like this parking lot in Tokyo, we are uber impressed with their integration of all kinds of green technologies. With their clean buses and free EV charging stations, we’re thinking that once it’s open Canopy Airport Parking is going to fill up pretty fast.
Via Autoblog Green