Located at Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, CA, Hangar 25 is the world”s first LEED® Platinum certified aviation facility. Hangar 25 is the culmination of an integrated design-build process yielding an unparalleled application of green building in a previously uncharted sector. Motivated by the desire to offset carbon emissions from the facility”s aircraft by using renewable solar energy to power the building and its ground operations, Hangar 25 challenges the industry”s typically carbon-heavy reputation and makes impressive strides in improving the environmental realities of operating aircraft.
The approximately 50,630 square feet of hangar space, the 9,000 square feet of office space and 12,610 square feet of landscape were constructed to house private aircraft ranging in size from the smallest of corporate jets to those as large as a Boeing Business Jet 757-200 as well as their maintenance crews and staff. Each of the four individual flight departments tenant spaces include an office area, kitchen, rest area and pilot and DOM offices.
Sustainable features (solar white roof, 1,530 solar panels, glazing, high-volume/low speed fans, evaporative coolers, efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures, sustainable landscaping, diamond polished flooring and fire suppression system) are projected to decrease building energy use by more than 120% and water consumption by 60% which will reduce and stabilize long-term operating costs and provide a healthy environment for its occupants.