Located in Littleton, Colorado, the Denver International Airport project entails 2,000,000 sq. ft of new construction of a passenger terminal. The project has an environmentally responsible design. The passenger terminal is bathed in natural light with the help of numerous clerestories, curtain-walls, and translucent roof. A solar farm, consisting of 9,000 panels, provides 3.5M KW of electricity to the airport. This is the first airport project on the EPA’s Environmental Track Program. It is also the first airport to design and implement an environmental management systems program in the US to meet rigorous International Organization for Standardization 14001 International Certification Standard.
This airport will be a “smart airport” and will use technology to operate terminals more efficiently. The building systems will run predictive analytics to allow optimization of the environment and mitigate issues. The building automation system will also be available to the operations team via their smart devices. Systems will be scaled back during late hours to run more efficiently. Paragon’s Airflow measurement systems were able to fit seamlessly into this site due to their plug-and-play installation, and their ability to integrate with the legacy systems in the airport. Denver International also wants to ensure ongoing comfort control to their passengers while reducing the airport’s carbon footprint. Both goals will be assisted by the integration of Paragon’s Airflow Measurement Systems on the site.