Aecon is working with the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the government and people of Bermuda to develop, finance, operate and maintain Bermuda’s new world-class L.F. Wade International Airport. The new airport will have a lasting positive
impact on Bermuda’s people, economy, businesses and future generations. It incorporates a number of sustainable innovations that are designed to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption, including:
- The latest in LED lighting inside the terminal and on the airfield. The LEDs consume far less energy while providing better light, and they last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent lamps, helping to reduce waste and
- Terminal design and construction materials minimize requirements for building lighting and cooling. Dual panel glazing with an insulated and laminated coating allows ample natural light to enter the terminal, while minimizing radiant
and convective/ conductive heat transfer and reducing the amount of lighting and air conditioning required.
- The state-of-the-art building automation system that controls system performance by zones in the terminal can automatically reduce zone airflows and intake of outdoor air in response to actual occupancy in any given zone, significantly
reducing energy consumption for cooling.
- The new wastewater treatment system will produce wastewater that adheres to World Health Organization (WHO) environmental standards and enhances grey water recycling. The treated water will be recycled back to the terminal and used
in a separate non-potable water system that serves in terminal washrooms.
- Reflecting the needs of the hurricane-prone region, the design incorporates storm surge modelling and the ability to withstand wind uplift conditions and windspeeds of 277 km/h (172 mph), equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.