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Green Building Practices And Waste Reduction

LGB Concourse

LEED Silver. We are very proud of our LEED Silver passenger concourse building, and we are aiming for LEED Silver green building certification for environmental design the new Ticketing Lobby set for completion in the spring of 2022 as part of the Phase II Terminal Area Improvement Program.

Green Concessions. In an effort to make the airport more sustainable, food and beverage concessions are committed to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover resources. LGB concessions use recyclable service items and donates approximately 90 meals a month to Food Finders to support their fight against food insecurity. In collaboration with the City of Long Beach, LGB also has a commercial food scrap recycling program to divert organic materials from the landfill and create renewable energy.

Pavement Repurposing. For airfield improvements, all nonhazardous pavement material is pulverized in place and reinstalled as subbase material for taxiways and ramps.

Mulching. Over the last five years, LGB has diverted an estimated five tons of green waste from landfills through landscape maintenance practices that create and utilize mulch on the airport’s grounds.