The Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, CA is home to the world’s first LEED Platinum aviation facility in the US, Hanger 25. Airports aren’t typically known for their sustainable footprint, and applying concepts of sustainable construction to the warehouse buildings that house airplanes have previously not been on any pilot’s radar. Serving as a true model in sustainable building, Hanger 25 does a lot to challenge an industry that is typically know for their carbon-heavy reputation, taking impressive strides to improve the environmental realities of operating an aircraft.
Since its doors opened, Hanger 25 has become somewhat of a sustainable landmark and educational tool in the City of Burbank. In 2009 the hanger was the chosen location for a sustainable building roundtable discussion on the future of sustainable building and the green collar economy led by former President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Climate Initiative.