March 6, 2024 | WEBINAR: Leveraging Envision for the LAX Automated People Mover

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM EST
Link: Register Here

The Los Angeles World Airports Automated People Mover (APM) is a landmark infrastructure project that will smooth transit to one of the world’s busiest airports. This new electric train system will run 24 hours a day on a 2.25 mile elevated track with six stations, connecting an estimated 30 million travelers per year with LAX terminals, new pick up/drop off facilities, and public transit.

The APM project team, led by design/build joint venture LINXS, is tasked with not only meeting airport design guidelines and regional design standards, but also with using two leading frameworks to maximize sustainability benefits. In 2022, the entire APM project earned Envision Gold verification, and its train Maintenance and Storage Facility is seeking LEEDv4 Platinum certification.

To streamline the overlapping requirements of their sustainability commitments, the project team created a unique Sustainability Compliance Plan, which groups related topics, clearly communicates the sustainability measures required, and articulates how the team is achieving them. This plan has already helped the team find and manage synergies between LEED, Envision and other contractual sustainability requirements to better integrate the infrastructure and green building programs. Hear how the renewable energy system on the LEED building will help power the electric train cars, and how leading water management strategies will meet stringent local requirements to the benefit of both the LEED and Envision efforts.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the main topical areas of the Envision rating system for sustainable transportation.
  2. Illustrate how the Envision rating system provides support for creating a massive infrastructure project that includes a green building program.
  3. Explain how a Sustainability Compliance Plan can help make projects with multiple rating systems and requirements easier to manage team-wide.
  4. Summarize how the project team maximized synergies while working with multiple rating systems and requirements at the same time.

Presenter Bios:

Andrew Castaldi is an experienced construction professional who has more than 25 years of experience working across the globe constructing a number of iconic, world-renowned mega-projects, including the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge, San Francisco Oakland Bay Self Anchored Suspension Bridge, the new Tappan Zee Bridge and the Habshan NGL Plant (at the time the largest in the world). He possesses extensive experience in the Civil, Power and Civil/Infrastructure industries and has worked throughout a wide range of areas within EPC contracting, ranging from project managerial roles to departmental supervision to subcontractor management to direct craft supervision. Versed in many disciplines, his core skills reside in Project Controls, and he is currently the Commercial Operations Manager for LINXS, the design-build-finance-operate-maintain joint-venture team on the LAX Automated People Mover project.

Cassidy Green (LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, ENV SP) is a Senior Consultant and Wellness Lead at Brightworks Sustainability, a leading consulting firm for innovation and sustainability in the built environment. With more than ten years of experience managing projects pursuing several types of certifications, Cassidy is skilled at managing projects with multiple certifications and sustainability targets, as well as consulting with owners and developers to seamlessly incorporate those sustainability targets into standard designs.