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LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009

Construct Terminal Building

10965 Aviation Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003
United States

LEED Silver 2017

The 33,000 square foot single story Dubuque Regional Airport is situated just outside of Dubuque, Iowa and primarily serves residents and businesses of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

The vision for the New Terminal Building underscores the importance of Dubuque, Iowa’s sustainability mission and emphasizes the importance of the Tri-State region to the success of the Dubuque Regional Airport.

Early in the design process it became clear that having a significant architectural project to physically demonstrate the city's commitment to sustainability would be great to further the city's mission. Faced with the question of "how do we prove it", we reviewed certification opportunities and ultimately chose the LEED rating system.

Many of the core sustainability values stated in the LEED rating system are values that our firm has implemented for over 30 years. It was a natural fit to repackage this information into a form that could be shared and appreciated by the public.

We want the user experience to start at curbside where instead of the standard curb to door in less than 10 steps, the user is guided between open green areas with native prairie plantings and rain gardens. White TPO roofing, reflective and permeable pavements, and best practices in stormwater management make a low impact on building mechanical systems and environmental site concerns.

By using native limestone veneers on the exterior of the building coupled with raised prairie gardens along the building’s façade, we emphasize the building’s relationship to the regional landscape. Natural stone materials are an abundant locally quarried material that make a great contribution to locally sourced materials.

Soaring cantilevers, clerestories, and sweeping overhangs are reminiscent of airplane wings and suggest motion as they draw your eye across and through the building. Anchoring the 3 pods of the building, atrium like interior spaces lined with clerestory windows on four sides draw your eye up into the space and achieve exceptional day-lighting deep into the building.

We selected a high efficiency mechanical system that included geothermal heating and cooling and a building wide energy recovery unit, along with LED lighting systems and low-use water fixtures.

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Project details
35,615 sf
18 Sep 2017
Data Reporting
Energy Update
Water Update
Transportation Update
Waste Update
Human Experience Update

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