CLT Earns Another Green Globes®
Concourse E Expansion is 3rd Project to Earn Distinction for Sustainability Efforts

Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Concourse E Expansion achieved Green Globes® for New Construction certification, recognizing sustainability efforts during design and construction. The certification affirms the Airport’s commitment to current and future building operations best practices, occupant health and wellness, and reducing carbon emissions.

Administered by the Green Building Initiative, Green Globes® is a nationally recognized green rating assessment and certification system that ensures projects meet clearly defined criteria in seven assessment areas: Project Management, Site, Energy, Water, Resources, Emissions and Indoor Environment. In addition to evaluating documentation in each of these performance areas, the Green Globes certification process includes an onsite assessment with a third-party assessor to verify implementation.

Concourse E Expansion received a rating of One Green Globes® for sustainable practices such as energy efficient lighting design that optimizes natural lighting in the gate areas, HVAC system enhancements to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality and specifying building materials and paved surfaces to reduce heat.

The 34,000-square-foot area debuted to passengers April 2022 (Gates E 36-45), adding one gate to the concourse’s north end and relocating nine existing gates for operational efficiency and to prepare for jet bridges.

It is the third CLT project to receive Green Globes® distinction. The Central Energy Plant earned a rating of Two Green Globes® for the inclusion of sustainable practices in April. Concourse A Expansion – Phase I received One Green Globes® in April 2021.