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Sustainability

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.


 

LEED Certification

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.

Florida Turnpike
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 I-95  
Maryland House - Silver 
Chesapeake House - Silver

Under Construction
Fort Pierce


 

Green Airplane Certification


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.