The Brandon Municipal Airport is a Gold LEED-certified building. In order to achieve this, the terminal expansion project that started in 2015 had to incorporate various aspects of green building performance measures including:
The airport is the City of Brandon’s first municipal LEED-certified building. To learn more about the environmental design features of the airport you can watch the following video or click on the numbers on the interactive map below.
The next time you are visiting YBR be sure to bring your phone and give yourself a self-guided LEED tour by scanning the QR codes throughout the terminal.
1 The refrigerants used in the BMA HVAC system do not contain any CFCs or HCFCs, thus further protecting the Earth’s ozone layer from depletion.
2 Green Cleaning – Brandon Municipal Airport has incorporated green cleaning products and practices into the daily maintenance and cleaning of the airport building – inside and out.
3 Using low flow water fixtures, the YBR is estimated to reduce potable water usage by over 128,000L per year?
4 All new clay brick was extracted and manufactured in Hebron, North Dakota less than 500km from the BMA.
5 Smoking is prohibited within 25ft of all building openings. This includes doors, operable windows, and outdoor air intake vents. Cigarette smoke can be absorbed into surfaces such as drywall, and releases toxins over time. Smoking was prohibited throughout construction to ensure protection of drywall and other absorptive materials.
6 The beautiful solid wood ceiling is a Douglas Fir and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. In combination with other wood products, 80% of all wood permanently installed on site is FSC certified.
7 The interior & exterior lighting adjacent to the building reduce light pollution into the night sky, reducing over-lighting areas that could have significant impacts on the nocturnal habitat for birds, amphibians, insects and mammals. Light pollution wastes energy, disrupts natural rhythms in nature, and can compromise public safety.
8 Several materials were made in Manitoba! Concrete, aggregates, and all landscaping material originated within 300km or less of the BMA.
9 The LED lighting accounts for nearly 10% of total energy savings at the BMA. The LED lighting has a reduced interior lighting power density over standard fixtures.
10 12.57% of new materials used in the construction of BMA were shipped by rail in under 2400km from the airport, or by truck 800km, reducing environmental impacts and carbon emissions associated with transportation.
11 Bike racks to further promote alternative forms of transportation. The airport has six secure, covered bike spaces under the canopy of the main entrance for staff and visitors.
12 The grasses and shrubs outside the airport terminal were specifically chosen because they are native to Manitoba and adaptive to extreme weather events such as withstanding drought?
13 The paint on all the walls, flooring adhesives, wall adhesives, coatings, used in the project have low Volatile Organic Compound levels, which means less airborne toxins.
14 During construction, measures were in place to ensure that pollutants and contaminates did not get into the airport ductwork. Openings were sealed until construction completion, as well as many other measures such as: regularly sweeping, vacuuming, scheduling and staging of any odour or dust causing construction activities. This also ensures that toxins and VOCs aren’t absorbed in materials such as drywall or insulation.
15 All composite wood products (plywood, particleboard, laminates) do not contain any added urea-formaldehyde.
16 82% of the existing Brandon Airport terminal’s structural components were maintained? All structural walls, oors and ceilings in the departure hall are from the original terminal building. This reduced the need for new materials and kept several tonnes of material from the landfill.
17 About BMA’s garbage saving method? Garbage bags are continually reused until damaged or soiled beyond use.
18 The BMA diverted 237 tonnes of waste from the landfill. This included reusing or donating existing building demolition material for reuse, recycling concrete, brick, metal and steel. Gypsum board was diverted and used for composting.
19 Passengers of the Brandon Municipal Airport can bring their reusable water bottle and fill it at the refillable water station in the departure lounge.
20 The largest energy savings for the BMA is in the space heating, accounting for 75% overall. This is largely due to the combined improved roof, wall and window u-values, high efficiency space heating plant, demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air heat recovery.
21 Using low flow water fixtures, the YBR is estimated to reduce potable water usage by over 128,000L per year?
22 While the flooring (carpet and vinyl) contains recycled content, both can be further recycled and reused again as flooring, acting as a closed loop system. Both manufacturers offer reclamation of their used products, contributing toward millions of pounds of post-consumer materials diverted from the landll.
23 All flooring in the airport is Floor Score certified. Which means it has gone through extensive documentation, audits and VOC emissions testing.
24 Fair Trade – Brandon is a Fair Trade Town – our vendor offers Fair Trade products as one of the vending options.
25 Most of the existing building brick was retained or reused along the south and west exterior walls of the departure hall.