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Government/Public Buildings -- Award of Merit -- Sea-Tac Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility

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Photo courtesy Larry Gill
The 2.1-million-sq-ft building at Sea-Tac Airport is the first LEED-Silver rental-car facility in the U.S.
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The 2.1-million-sq-ft building at Sea-Tac Airport is the first LEED-Silver rental-car facility in the U.S. and one of the first projects that used the nation's first construction accreditation program for water-quality accountability and the protection of an imperiled species. "Salmon-safe" measures mitigated construction's impact upon aquatic ecosystems by creating a best-practices process for controlling erosion, sediment and pollution runoff. The 23-acre site is at the head of the Green River. During construction, all polluted water at the site was treated. The system discharged more than 54.5-million gal of clean water into local stormwater drainage systems. Roughly 85% of site precipitation and water used for rental-car care amenities is reclaimed, processed and re-used.

Key Players

Contractor: Turner Construction Co., Seattle

Owner: Port of Seattle

Lead Designer: DeMattei Wong Architecture, Burlingame, Calif.

Structural/Civil Engineer: KPFF, Seattle

MEP Engineer: Harris Group, Seattle

Plumbing: Auburn Mechanical, Auburn, Wash.

Mechanical: Shinn Mechanical, Kent, Wash.

Submitted by Turner Construction Co.

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