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Congratulations to Sacramento International Airport for achieving the U.S. Green Building Council's silver certification in the stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. 

The certification applies to Terminal B and marks the largest airport terminal in the U.S. to achieve LEED silver honors.

The 740,000 sq. ft. project was design by Corgan Associates, with Fentress Architects, and includes a heat-reflecting roof that reduces the need for air conditioning, as well as lots of natural light to reduce energy consumption. The project's green features and resulting energy efficiencies should reduce greenhouse gas by 793 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, compared to typical construction.

This is good for the airport, community, airlines that use the facility and passengers.

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