Milwaukee airport renovation bags LEED recognition

Milwaukee airport renovation bags LEED recognition

Photo courtesy of On Milwaukee

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport’s recent baggage claim renovation project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The airport's baggage claim is the first building owned by Milwaukee County to become LEED certified, County Executive Chris Abele told the website On Milwaukee.

The new baggage claim includes the following green features:

·     Zipper skylight runs the entire length of baggage claim

·     Lights automatically adjust to ambient light and building occupancy

·     Solar tubes provide natural light in restrooms

·     Green roof saves energy and reduces water runoff

·     Energy dashboard viewable to public shows performance of HVAC, lighting, green roof and recycling efforts

The remodeled facility, which supports Milwaukee County's Green Print initiative, opened last summer. The baggage claim has received positive reviews from travelers and industry experts, touting its efficiency, straightforward design, ease of use and faster baggage delivery.

Mitchell Airport offers nonstop flights to 37 destinations coast-to-coast, and 160 international destinations are available from Milwaukee with just one connection.

General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of Transportation, Airport Division, under the policy direction of the Milwaukee County Executive and the County Board of Supervisors. The airport is entirely funded by user fees; no property tax dollars are used for the airport's capital improvements or for its day-to-day operation.


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