Areas USA believes in environmentally friendly design and practices. From construction to operations, Areas USA strives to be considerate of our impact on the earth. We have achieved LEED certification in several travel plazas, and factor sustainability in the design of all our concepts. We maximize the use of natural materials which, in addition to being environmentally friendly, are also more durable.
Areas USA's sustainable approach to construction for highway and turnpike travel plazas has earned LEED certification for all plazas except those currently under construction and those anticipating their final certification.
Turkey Lake - Restaurant: Gold/ C-Store: SIlver
Canoe Creek - Restaurant: Gold/ C-store: Gold
Fort Drum - Restaurant: Gold/ C-Store: Silver
West Palm Beach - Restaurant: Gold/ C-Store: Silver
Pompano - Restaurant: Gold/ C-store: Gold/ FTS Office Addition: Silver
Okahumpka - Gold
Maryland House - Silver
Chesapeake House - Silver
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) awarded Areas USA the Green Airplane rating for their sustainable concessions program in terminal 5 in Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The CDA is the first in the nation to develop sustainable guidelines for design and construction at airports. The Sustainable Airport Manual was created as an integral part of Chicago’s ongoing efforts toward implementing more environmentally sustainable initiatives across all airport activities.