Bus

N.Y. transit hub attains LEED certification

Posted on April 22, 2014

Centro’s $18.8 million state-of-the-art Transit Hub located in downtown Syracuse, N.Y. received Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council for its green construction and design.

The Hub, which was designed by QPK Design and constructed by Bette & Cringe, opened in September 2012 and serves as the main transfer location for more than one million Centro riders annually.

The certification recognizes Centro’s participation in the voluntary LEED green building process and demonstrates the agency’s leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility.

From left to right: David Harding, partner with QPK Design of Syracuse;Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president/CEO and founding chair; Frank Kobliski, Centro executive director; and Matt Millea, deputy county executive for physical services at a presentation recently held to celebrate Centro's The Hub reaching LEED certification.
From left to right: David Harding, partner with QPK Design of Syracuse;Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president/CEO and founding chair; Frank Kobliski, Centro executive director; and Matt Millea, deputy county executive for physical services at a presentation recently held to celebrate Centro's The Hub reaching LEED certification.
The state-of-the-art transit center features 22 bus bays covered by a 55,000-square-foot canopy and an adjoining indoor waiting area for customers. The Transit Hub’s LEED/sustainability features include:

  • Heated bus platforms and sidewalks that utilize radiant heat to prevent icing and snow build-up.
  • A storm water infiltration system that captures rainwater and removes particulates via a hydrodynamic device prevents the need for treatment at a sewage plant and reduces taxpayer costs. Funding for this project component was provided by Onondaga County’s “Save the Rain” program.
  • LED overhead lights with automatic brightness sensors maintain uniform lighting throughout the Hub, and sensors turn lights on and off throughout the day and night depending on needs.
  • A 55,000-square-foot roof canopy above the center platform contains skylights to allow in natural sunlight.
  • An energy management system that automatically controls heat, cooling, and lighting based on current conditions and occupancy.
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures that contribute to a 32% reduction in water use.
View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.

National Express takes over operation of Merced's The BUS

The Bus offers fixed-route and paratransit services to the communities of The Joint Powers Authority of Merced County’s seven member agencies, including the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced, and the County of Merced.

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

San Francisco introduces interactive, online performance dashboards

The site contains results from 13 key areas, including the percentage of on-time performance, mode share, crime stats, the agency’s carbon footprint, collision data and other information aligned with the SFMTA’s strategic plan.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close