Grand Canyon Airport Operations Building

Grand Canyon Airport Operations Building

Project Details

Building Type:

    Mixed Use


    Tusayan, Arizona

Square Footage

    21,300 sf

Project Type

    Building Commissioning; LEED Energy Analysis

Project Team



LEA – Architects


NP Engineering, Inc.


NP Engineering, Inc.


FCI Constructors

CX Agent:

Quest Energy Group

Grand Canyon Airport Operations Building

The Grand Canyon National Park Airport ARFF and Operations Building, located in Tusayan, Arizona is a new, state of the art operations building serving the Grand Canyon National Park.  The building has achieved LEED Gold certification as well as receiving the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program, top Advanced Level Plus Sustainable Building Design Excellence Award, and a Design Excellence Award from F.I.E.R.O. and the IAFC National Design Symposium.

There are a number of energy efficient measures including well insulated exterior walls and roofs, high performance low-e glass, a passive heating system, and high efficiency air conditioning units.  Onsite renewable energy sources include both solar hot water and a photovoltaic system.  The solar hot water system has been designed to meet a majority of hot water loads, while the photovoltaic system is 4.1 kW and will produce approximately 6,500 kWh annually.

Through the careful planning of these energy efficient features, these buildings have achieved over 19% energy cost savings over ASHRAE 2004 standards.  Quest was responsible for the LEED energy modeling and commissioning.

Articles & Media

Airport Magazine