Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) Terminal Garage has been awarded the Parksmart Bronze Certification for its sustainable design, construction and operation.

The state-of-the-art, $115-million garage that opened in December 2018 is now one of only 35 parking structures in the world to earn the Parksmart distinction.

Parksmart highlights projects that follow an integrated design process that helps maximize the value of their structure over its lifetime, cut operational costs, reduce environmental impact, increase energy efficiency, minimize waste, offer better lighting and ventilation, provide access to alternative modes of transport and more.

The BNA Terminal Garage, designed by Atkins North America and built by JE Dunn Construction Company, features energy efficient LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations, a greenscreen vegetation wall, recycling receptacles and a 20,000-gallon cistern for rainwater harvesting and landscape irrigation.

“We’re honored to receive Parksmart Bronze certification for our Terminal Garage, as it exemplifies our commitment to these principles,” says Doug Kreulen, BNA president and CEO. “We’re building for the future, and sustainability is a necessary part of that process and our goal of creating a world-class airport.”