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A Sustainable Boise Program

Think Globally -- Act Locally




Boise Airport's Green Guide to Sustainability


BOI's Mission - "Go Green"


From the new terminal opening in 2004, the Boise Airport has focused on incorporating environmentally prudent actions and products into everyday operations.  As the largest regional airport for southwest Idaho and the major commercial airport serving the state capitol of Boise, the Airport works to be a good steward and neighbor; doing our part to make Boise the Most Livable City in the Country!






Building Re-Design


The intent of intelligent airport facility design is to marry safety, convenience and cost effectiveness into one efficient package.  The redesign of the termainl afforded a number of sustainable features to be incorporated -


  • Highly reflective roof surfaces
  • Intelligent placement of windows for natural light
  • Architecturally designed sunshades, roof overhangs and blinds on south, east and west windows terminal wide
  • Heating/air cooling units sized, programmed and monitored for optimum efficiency
  • Bi-level and auto-off lighting in non-public locations

Recycling_3.jpgLong Term Site Sustainability


  • Boise Airport is located less than 5 miles from Downtown
  • Easy access to mass transit bus system
  • Interstate freeway I-84 runs along the north side of the Airport
  • New terminal was built over the footfoot of the previous terminal


Outdoors. . .


  • Replaced sprinkler system for landscape with drip irrigation
  • Planted drought-tolerant native trees and shrubs; xeroscaped former lawn areas not used by the public
  • Installed low-flow water use utilities
  • Bike racks conveniently located for public and employee use


Recycling_5.jpg. . . and Indoors


  • Replaced light fixtures and bulbs to high efficiency
    • Investment of $30K
    • Operational Savings avg $7K/yr
    • ROI of 10 years
    • System life will exceed 12 yrs
  • Replaced roof top HVAC systems
  • Recycling Programs
    • Cardboard
    • Batteries
    • Light bulbs
    • Toner cartridges from printers
    • Restaurant grease
    • Mixed use bins separate from trash
  • Automatic soap and towel dispensers, hand dryers
  • Recycled paper products
  • Non-chemical compounds to clean and sanitize with ionized water




Environmental Stewardship


  • Wildlife Management
  • Central Storm Water with Retention Basins
  • CNG Station on-site for fleet vehicles
  • Cell Phone Lot to reduce public vehicle exhaust emissions
  • Ancillary Air conditioning units on boarding bridges eliminates aircraft emissions
  • Electric powered ramp transports
  • Re-use of roadway materials during ramp reconstruction
  • Monitoring of deicing fluid runoff















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