Sustainability will be a key focus for PIT's Terminal Modernization Program during construction of the facility and its state-of-the-art features. (Photo by Beth Hollerich)

Earth Day: Focus on Sustainability Reaps Benefits

In honor of Earth Day this year, the Blue Sky News staff compiled a few sustainability achievements at Pittsburgh International Airport.

And, as part of the Terminal Modernization Program, sustainability will be a key focus of the new facility into the future. The new facility will be LEED Silver-certified and will feature outdoor terraces—both pre- and post-security—to ensure access to fresh air, a rarity for domestic airports.

During construction, a minimum of 75 percent of waste generated will be recycled or reused, including concrete from existing airfield ramps that will be reused for new roads. Additional plans include rainwater harvesting and other water conservation efforts.

PIT supports conservation and sustainability year-round through various programs and community service activities with partners including 412 Food Rescue, the Montour Run Watershed Association, Montour Trail Council, and National Park Service (Plant a Tree at Flight 93), among others.

Here’s a glimpse of our efforts:

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