USGBC Florida: Tour at Tampa International Airport, February 24, 10am–12pm EST

  • 24 February 2023
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Florida
  • Event Location : Tampa International Airport 5411, Skycenter Dr Suite 220 Tampa, FL 33607, Tampa, FL, United States
Tour at Tampa International Airport
Event Description

Tampa International Airport is going green! This walking tour features the LEED Platinum SkyCenter One office with the airport’s new Sustainability and Resilience Director, Eric Caplan. Built with 100% low-emitting materials, SkyCenter One generates 34% less energy than the industry baseline and saves an estimated 1.1 million gallons of water annually. But the airport's efforts expand beyond the walls of SkyCenter One. Attendees will get a peek behind the scenes to see the Airport’s central utility plant, a solar array on top of their parking garage, and an electric tram system.

The event starts with a panel review of the project's goals, strategies, outcomes, and lessons learned through the development process. Participants will then tour the space and see first-hand how green building strategies were applied.  

This tour will:

- Discuss the primary goals and motivators that drove the project team’s strategies and decisions and helped achieve LEED v2009 BD+C: CS certification at the Platinum level, and set a foundation for a LEED v4 ID+C: CI fit out.

- Identify the primary strategies that contributed to the achievement of Energy & Atmosphere goals for optimizing energy performance and describe the impact of materials and resources strategies on supporting local manufacturing.

- Translate how the lessons learned on the project can be applied on other LEED projects.

- Locate specific features of the building that contributed to improved performance and explain how they enhanced occupant wellbeing and operational performance.

Continuing Education:

- Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours (LEED-specific for Green Associate, BD+C, ID+C)

- Submitted AIA continuing education.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Florida
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • - Eric Caplan,
      Sustainability and Resilience Program Director for HCAA
      - Melissa Solberg,
      LEED AP, Senior Manager, Office of Innovation for HCAA
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Please park in the Economy Parking Garage and save your parking ticket which will be validated as part of the tour.

      To get to the SkyCenter One boardroom from Economy Garage, take the elevators up to the SkyConnect train, and head towards the direction of the Rental Car facility. Once at Rental Car, take the pedestrian bridge over to the SkyCenter building and reach the entrance of the offices and boardroom.

      Please plan to arrive early to leave enough time to make it to SkyCenter on time. Since there will be a lot of walking involved, and because the tour will end at the Main Terminal, it is also recommended to bring as little as possible with you as well.
  • Cost
    • USGBC Florida Member + Guest (BOGO)
      $10.00 +$1.49 Fee

      USGBC Florida Member (Single Ticket)
      $20.00 +$1.99 Fee

      General Admission
      $35.00 +$2.74 Fee

      Student & Young Professional
  • Event type
    • Other

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