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Hangar 25, Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, Calif.

LEED Platinum certification and was awarded the Environmental Management Award by the Airports Council International North America. The 62,000-square-foot hangar contains 57,000 square feet of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.'s T-2832 metal wall panels and TLC-1 soffit panels in Metallic Silver, Mistique Plus and Snowdrift White PVDF Kynar 500 colors.

According to Dan Bianco, principal architect at J.R. Miller and Associates: "While we could have gone with stucco or similar surface, we wanted to utilize a material on the exterior that reflects what's on the interior. Not only does metal help achieve LEED goals, but it truly represents the type of operation it envelopes."

The Metal Sales wall panels, which cover all sides of the hangar, contribute to the 35 percent recycled content for the building materials. Furthermore, the ruggedness provided by a metal envelope ensures long-lasting and low-maintenance durability. The Energy Star listed colors used on Metal Sales products also assist in lessening the environmental toll, as their high solar reflectance ratings are proven to help lower cooling costs.

The facility also features low-water plumbing fixtures, native plant landscaping and lowmaintenance diamond-polished concrete flooring.

The structure employs natural daylighting and large propeller ventilation. An innovative water mist fire suppression system is the first of its kind in the U.S., and uses significantly less water than an ordinary system, while avoiding hazardous chemical transmission. Forty-eight percent of the materials used in construction were obtained locally and 77 percent of construction waste was recycled. Hangar 25 sits on 2.1-acres and accommodates a Boeing 757, Boeing Business Jet (737) and two Gulfstream G-V business jets. The space was designed for Shangri-La Construction and AVJET Corp. as a flagship model for similar future projects. Designed to offset aircraft emissions, the hangar incorporates a solar-powered roof system that runs all electric vehicles and office operations, totaling 110 percent of the building's energy needs.

Owners: Shangri-La Construction, Los Angeles, and AVJET Corp., Burbank

General contractor: Pinnacle Contracting, Brea, Calif.

Architect: J.R. Miller and Associates, Burbank

Builder: Shook Building Systems Inc., Mira Loma, Calif.

Metal wall, soffit and liner panels: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Louisville, Ky.,,