Terminal building aims for Efficiency Maine seal

Posted April 25, 2010, at 9:39 p.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — Knox County Regional Airport’s proposed new terminal building has been accepted into the Maine Advanced Building Program by Efficiency Maine.

To qualify for the program, the terminal building designers had to prove that the combination of proposed energy-efficient measures, including lighting, mechanical systems, hot water and building envelope performance, among others, will result in a building that is 20 percent more energy-efficient than the minimum required by Maine state codes. The project involved a more intensive design process than normal for airport terminal building construction.

The building will remain in the program until construction is complete, with periodic evaluations by representatives of Efficiency Maine to determine whether the construction meets the design promises. If all standards required by the Maine Advanced Building Program are met after construction is complete, the completed terminal building will carry Efficiency Maine’s “Advanced Building” seal.

The Maine Advanced Building Program is one of several state programs that provide energy efficiency incentives and rebates to private and public entities.

Efficiency Maine is a program by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that helps fulfill the Energy Conservation Act, which directs the commission to develop and implement energy conservation programs.

For information, contact the airport at 594-4131.