Zena Marchant • United States of America
Zena Marchant has always been interested in environmentalism and sustainability. When she was younger, she loved going on hikes and exploring the natural world around her. She pursued a career in environmental compliance and sustainability because she wanted to make a difference in the world, and help preserve our planet for future generations.
In 2016, Zena began working with LaGuardia Gateway Partners as an environmental compliance and sustainability coordinator. In January 2021, she was promoted to project manager. The company is a perfect match for her skills set and experience; LaGuardia Gateway Partners puts a priority on ensuring that the new LaGuardia airport terminal uses sustainable construction practices in order to conserve energy and help the overall environment. The project has received LEED v4 Gold status, making it the first airport terminal in the world to receive such recognition. Nearly all new construction materials are made from recycled debris from previous construction projects. The design reduces expected water usage by an impressive 43% and lowers energy consumption by 18%.