Since its completion, the Airside Operations Building (AOB) has improved safety and efficiency of operations and emergency services to Vancouver International Airport. Previously spread around the airport, the new integrated facility has merged airside operations, maintenance and support teams into one building. Located centrally in the airfield, the building is highly visible at both domestic and international terminals.
The project uses numerous sustainable technologies including a geothermal field, wind turbine, photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater harvesting, in-slab radiant heating and solar water heating. As the greenest building at YVR to date, the expected energy savings is 48 per cent compared to the average energy consumption of other conventional buildings.