A new, modern passenger terminal is nearing completion at Clark International Airport. Located in Clark, a special economic zone between the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat, the airport is expected to be the next premier gateway of Asia, connecting travelers throughout the region.
The New Terminal Building was designed to celebrate Filipino culture and to include resource-efficient technologies. An energy-efficient air conditioning system, roof insulation, and LED lighting will be installed to reduce the terminal’s energy use, while water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a rainwater harvesting system will be installed to reduce the terminal’s water use. The resulting energy and water savings will lower the terminal’s operating costs and carbon footprint.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the New Terminal Building (NTB) and associated landside development was completed by Megawide-GMR Construction JV. Inc. (MGCJVI), a consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd. Following the formal turnover by the Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) was awarded Operations and Maintenance of the airport, along with its interior fit-out.
The New Terminal Building at Clark International Airport has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation of the roof, low-E coated glass, air conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, CO2 sensors and demand-controlled ventilation for fresh air intake, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, and energy-saving lighting in sales, corridors, common and external areas.
Dual-flush water closets, aerators for faucets/auto shut-off faucets, and a rainwater harvesting system.
In-situ reinforced concrete for the floor, aluminum-clad sandwich panel for the roof, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal walls, precast concrete panels for external walls, and mineral wool for roof insulation.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.