On June 30, 2010 SJC’s terminal B opened. In accordance with San Jose’s Green Vision, the terminal was built to achieve the standards of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification is an internationally recognized building standard which demonstrates a building’s performance across the metrics that matter most:
- Energy savings,
- Water efficiency,
- CO2 emissions reduction,
- Improved indoor environmental quality, and
- Stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
The Terminal B received a LEED certification Silver to help the Airport greatly reduce its environmental impact.