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Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A

with Grimshaw Architects and Louis Berger Group

Atelier Ten advised the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) at Newark Liberty International Airport to implement high-performance, sustainable design strategies, and help the agency reach its aggressive commitment of carbon neutral operations.

Newark Liberty International Airport is planning a major expansion in order to further improve the level of passenger service. Airport terminals by their sheer size and nature of operations are large consumers of resources, particularly energy, and thus represent excellent opportunities for meaningful change.

Through comprehensive building performance energy modeling and an integrated design process, Atelier Ten identified site-wide sustainability goals and worked with the design team to develop high-performance building concepts for the façade and mechanical systems. A life-cycle cost analysis was also conducted and the potential future costs associated with carbon emissions were incorporated.

This effort helped identify opportunities for Newark Terminal A to achieve economical and responsible energy use, and minimize fossil fuel dependence and carbon dioxide emissions, which are all critical issues for the Port Authority’s environmental aims.