Airport design receives environment award
DIALOG, an integrated design company retained to help YLW plan for this expansion project, was recently recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) for the design of the airport. The submission entitled Kelowna International Airport ATB Expansion Energy Audit/Energy Model and Sustainability Analysis was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the category of Concept and Assessment. This includes the design for the Installation of geothermal field and associated systems, including radiant flooring in new building areas, capital replacement of mechanical systems and BMS processes identified in the 2010 Air Terminal Building Energy Audit and Thermal massing, displacement ventilation and high performance envelope (insulation, glazing) in new building areas. With these changes the airport will produce less CO2 even though it will double in size.
The Environment Awards highlight the role of professional engineers and geoscientists in responsible environmental management and recognize outstanding contributions towards environmental protection and/or sustainable development.