Energy Design Criteria Manual, San Francisco Airport

Energy Conservation
Project Number:
Robert C. Lee
San Francisco, California
Project Name:
Energy Design Criteria Manual, San Francisco Airport

Using the General Services Administration study and work developed by the Federal Construction Council as a basis, Willis and Associates wrote a manual of energy use reduction concepts that could be applied by other architects to the design of the San Francisco Airport buildings. The Airport needed to be designed so passengers and luggage can move in, and around, an out of the airport terminal using the least amount of energy. Similarly designing or adapting the building’s envelope, or structure can minimize the energy requirements, so that it uses the outdoor climate to enhance and support the mechanical and lighting systems. Many energy conserving building practices were used such as, a study of sealing the building, insulation, location, percentage of glass, wall configuration, and window overhangs in order to reduce energy consumption by 36%.