The project is the first terminal to receive full WELL Certification, which it achieves at the Platinum level. November 18, 2022
By Greg Zimmerman, senior contributing editor
Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport is the first airport terminal to achieve a full WELL certification. The terminal received Platinum certification in the WELL Core Certification.
According to a release, the terminal includes several health and wellness focused measures, including:
- Highly efficient outdoor air filtration system to remove pollutants and odor to provide healthier indoor environments which meet the enhanced indoor air quality requirements of WELL as verified through third-party testing.
- Radiant heating and cooling to complement displacement ventilation to provide energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and enhanced passenger comfort.
- Displays annual water quality test results, including enhanced key properties, throughout the terminal on the display monitors.
- Dynamic glazed windows that change with the sun’s location, to reduce glare and improve comfort.
- Large windows harnessing daylight to reduce the need for electric lighting and to support occupants’ circadian rhythms.
- Building materials and furnishings with low-total volatile organic compound (TVOC) emissions.
- Selection of products, systems, and materials with the least environmental or planetary impact based upon Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
- Implementing green cleaning processes that support occupant and employee health.
- Acoustic management through sound reducing surfaces, quieter mechanical systems, and the ‘quiet airport’ program
Greg Zimmerman is senior contributing editor for FacilitiesNet.com and Building Operating Management magazine.