b'TERMINALSPAH 55it. BRAA also partnered with the Paducah Convention andbuilding to maximize natural daylight while shading the glass from Visitors Bureau to install a video wall in the baggage claimintense summer sun. The HVAC system is also programmable, area that is used for advertising and welcoming guests to theproviding further efficiency and cost savings. All bathroom fixtures community as well. at PAH have low-flow plumbing as well.Efficiency Boost Built for ExpansionThe Airport Authority did not pursue certification from the U.S.The new terminal currently has two gates with one passenger Green Building Council for the new terminal, as the team wasboarding bridge, but the building and surrounding infrastructure already concerned about cost. We had cut back the size of thewere designed with future expansion in mind. CHA included a terminal to stay within the $20 million FAA cap for the terminalsecond aircraft parking stand for ground boarding now and also building itself [for non-hub primary airports], Rouleau notes. Wemade provisions for a future second taxiway connector on the wanted the terminal to be as efficient as possible, but we didntsouthwest side of the apron that can be added when PAH has think it was financially necessary to seek LEED certification.a busier flight schedule. The team also planned for other airfield Regardless, the terminal was built with many energy-efficientdevelopments in case the airport wants to relocate facilities (perhaps features. New lighting, heating and air-conditioning systems arethe fire station or a maintenance facility) closer expected to save the Airport Authority a considerable amount ofto the new terminal. We did some concept money in lower utility bills.layouts, so they wouldnt necessarily be space-constrained around the immediate All interior and exterior lighting fixtures have LED bulbsterminal area, says Jamin Heldt, CHA project and programmable timers. During flight times, lighting levelsmanager. Planners also accounted for the automatically increase as needed depending on the time of dayability to accept future development around the and available natural light. At night, lights dim to 10% brightness.terminal complex in the stormwater hydrology Passive design strategies were embedded in the form of theand hydraulic design. JAMIN HELDTFurniture that elevates traveler experienceagati.com/space-types/airport-furnitureAirportImprovement.comSeptember 2023'