With expanding commercial air service and post 9/11 security requirements, the terminal building at Knox County Regional Airport was due to be replaced. We conducted a site feasibility study and recommended the demolition of an existing hangar located adjacent to the old terminal building to allow for the new terminal building to be constructed in its place. This permitted construction activities to occur without disruption to the existing terminal or airport operations.
With funding from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program, as well as Efficiency Maine, a highly efficient, low emissions terminal building was constructed. This included the use of high performance insulation, high efficiency fluorescent lighting, light-emitting diode lighting, water conserving plumbing fixtures, energy conserving mechanical systems, a geothermal heating and cooling system, low VOC emitting building materials, and recycled and renewable materials where possible. Working closely with the Transportation Security Administration and Knox County security personnel, we incorporated a state of the art screening and security area allowing for safer passenger travel.