Other environmental benefits include native desert
plants that don’t need watering, motion detectors for
the low-energy, indoor lights, a light-colored roof that
will reflect the sun’s heat away from the building, and
triple-pane windows that will reduce the amount of
energy needed to keep the controller work area cool.
The total project cost, including computer equipment,
electronics, fire suppression systems, and heating and
air conditioning, will be about $42 million. The FAA
expects to start using the new facility in 2017.
had approximately 140,000 aircraft operations in 2013.
It is served by six airlines and is home to the largest
F16 Air National Guard Base in the U.S.