First bus operations and maintenance facility in the country to achieve LEED Gold rating.
City of Tempe
IIDA P.R.I.D.E. Award Southwest Chapter Design Competition, Award of Merit for Environmental Design
Women in Transportation Innovation Award, Phoenix Chapter
Environmental Excellence Award, Valley Forward
The facility includes Administrative Offices, Operations/Driver facilities for over 500 bus operators, a 78,250 sf bus maintenance building, bus canopies to provide shade for the buses while parked, and a full LNG/CNG fueling center with fare retrieval and bus wash.
Two major buildings are situated on the site along an east-west axis to take advantage of proper solar orientation. The City of Tempe has made a strong commitment to sustainability, and thus the project was designed with sustainable design techniques, with the end result being that the project was the first bus maintenance and operations facility in the nation to be certified as a LEED Gold facility.