Edmonton International Airport Control Office Tower receives LEED® GOLD certification

Inspired by the unimpeded Alberta wind, the Edmonton International Airport Combined Office Control Tower is as functional as it is beautiful. The use of sculptural zinc cladding, as well as optimal solar orientation, allows maximum natural daylight in the winter and shading in the summer. Other green features in the building include rainwater harvesting and under floor air distribution."The construction of a LEED Gold building requires a team effort from the Owners, Designers, Contractor and all the workers. This accomplishment reflects the successes of all the participants and the high quality of work that went into completing this project." Michael Kazda, VP and Edmonton Area Manager, EllisDon Construction Services Inc.The building's design also incorporated energy and water savings technologies and techniques which reduces operational costs in perpetuity for the life of the building. The EllisDon Construction Team utilized both local and recycled materials in the construction of the building, stimulating both local manufactures and recycling programs. Throughout the construction process, EllisDon diverted over 75% of the construction waste to recycling facilities instead of the landfill."EllisDon is committed to excellence in high-performance building design. We are striving to lead the market with innovative cleantech solutions that will support a shift towards a low carbon economy for Canada. LEED certification is an important step in this process and the Edmonton International Airport is an excellent example of what can be accomplished through collaboration". Andrew Bowerbank, Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon Corporation.[Courtesy] EIA Communications. Press Release. 2016. ABOUT EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTEdmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada's fastest-growing major airport over the last 10 years, serving over eight million passengers in 2014. It is Canada's fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. International travel is currently EIA's fastest-growing passenger segment, increasing by 13 percent in 2014. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information, visit