Located at Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, CA, Hangar 25 is the world’s first LEED® Platinum certified aviation facility and one of the first Net Zero Energy and Net Positive Energy projects in the country. 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.
SIZE: 63,653 SF
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy, Net Positive Energy, Human Focus
SECTOR: Aviation, Commercial Office
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
LOCATION: Burbank, CA, USA
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 include 1,530 solar panels, floor to ceiling glazing, Big Ass Fans, efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures, sustainable landscaping, diamond polished flooring and more to decrease building energy use by more than 110% and water consumption by 60%. This will reduce and stabilize long-term operating costs and provide a healthy environment for its occupants as well. In addition, Hangar 25 achieved 14 of 15 LEED Indoor Environmental Quality points to show commitment to human health and well-being. The Hangar’s white roof housed enough solar to produce 110-120% of the building’s operational & process load needs, while selling excess energy back to the grid. Numerous evaporative coolers were placed between the rows of skylights on the roof. The building was the first commercial building in the United States to install a non-toxic, environmentally friendly Marioff Hi-Fog fire suppression system.
Photos courtesy of Shangri-la Construction