“To continue leading the evolution of the airport experience, it is vital that our new facilities be built in a sustainable manner. Receiving Parksmart Bronze Certification for Parking Garage C is verification of that effort and we are tremendously honored.”
-Mark Duebner, Director of Aviation
Dallas Love Field Parking Garage C is a new sustainable development located in Dallas, Texas. The project consists of a parking garage being built to meet the demand of available parking for the Dallas Love Field Airport and is conveniently located next to the main terminal.
The Dallas Love Field Airport has made the commitment to sustainable practices in the design, construction and operation of the Terminal Complex. Parking Garage C is committed to achieving the same level of resiliency as the main terminal and has many sustainable features incorporated into its design, management strategies and operational programs.
Parking Garage C’s sustainable effort started with the design and continued through construction. In addition to using building materials sourced locally and recycled, the construction team went above and beyond by initiating the creation of a concrete batch plant on airport property, 13 miles closer than the nearest existing batch plant. The Garage is composed of approximately 80,000 cubic yards of structural concrete and saw over 10,000 trucks deliver concrete. The environmental impact reduction was significant by saving 264,000 miles driven and 77,193 gallons of diesel fuel consumed by cement trucks.
The Garage implemented a recycling program that encourages patrons and employees to recycle glass, aluminum and plastics. Receptacles are located inside the operator and valet office, and near the elevator entrance and stairwells at each floor and in the corridor between the garage and main terminal.
To mitigate greenhouse gas emissions produced by their facilities, the City of Dallas procures Texas Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for 100% of its load. RECs equivalent to 100% of Parking Garage C’s annual power consumption are purchased on an ongoing basis, contributing to the City-wide sustainability effort.
Parking Garage C contributes to economic and community development by supporting local artists and is home to multiple permanent art installations. Most notably, the Venture Sculpture by Alexander Liberman is a 38-foot tall sculpture located in the garden in front of the Garage to greet patrons that approach the main terminal. This is the second life of this sculpture as it was originally installed at Bank of America Plaza in downtown Dallas in 1985.