Building a Bigger, Greener BNA

Nashville International Airport (BNA) has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. As our airport expands with BNA Vision, so does our focus on “green” design, construction and operation. From energy efficiency to water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, measures for reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gases and more, sustainability takes many forms at BNA—seen and unseen. Take a closer look.

Concourse D 

LEED-REGISTERED NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

BNA’s Concourse D opened in July 2020 with the certification goal of LEED Silver. The 115,000-square-foot concourse features six domestic aircraft gates and a variety of sustainable features including energy efficient, programmable lighting, water-conserving restroom facilities, electrochromic glass, a modernized central utility plant for heating and cooling the terminal, recycling receptacles, architectural design that provides natural light and compelling views, public art installations that enhance the passenger experience and more.


Design architect: Corgan

Design-build team: Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects


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About LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Terminal Garage 1

PARKSMART-REGISTERED NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

BNA’s Terminal Garage 1 opened in June 2020 with the certification goal of Parksmart Bronze. The new facility features 2,000 covered parking spaces convenient to the terminal, a new and improved Valet center and a variety of sustainable components including energy efficient, programmable lighting, real-time space count signs, a dynamic parking guidance system, electric vehicle charging stations, a tire inflation station, pay-on-foot kiosks, a 50,000-gallon cistern for rainwater harvesting and landscape irrigation, durable design and more.


Design architect: Corgan

Design-build team: Messer Construction and Moody Nolan


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About Parksmart

Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Developed by industry experts, the Parksmart framework guides projects toward innovative, solutions-oriented strategies. Parksmart offers a lifetime of returns for parking structures through reduced operational costs, increased energy efficiency, and better lighting and ventilation. Parksmart complements LEED and other certifications and is administered by Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI).

Terminal Garage 2

PARKSMART BRONZE-CERTIFIED NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

BNA’s Terminal Garage 2 opened in December 2018 and received Parksmart Bronze certification, making it one of only 35 parking facilities in the world and the first in Tennessee to earn this distinction for sustainable design, construction and operation. Terminal Garage 2 features 2,200 covered parking spaces convenient to the terminal, a new Ground Transportation Center and a variety of sustainable components including energy efficient, programmable lighting, real-time space count signs, a dynamic parking guidance system, electric vehicle charging stations, a tire inflation station, pay-on-foot kiosks, a green-screen vegetation wall, a 50,000-gallon cistern for rainwater harvesting and landscape irrigation, durable design and more.


Design architect: Corgan

Construction: JE Dunn

Architect of record: Atkins


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About Parksmart

Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Developed by industry experts, the Parksmart framework guides projects toward innovative, solutions-oriented strategies. Parksmart offers a lifetime of returns for parking structures through reduced operational costs, increased energy efficiency, and better lighting and ventilation. Parksmart complements LEED and other certifications and is administered by Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI).