Sustainability

Ill.'s MetroLINK District Station earns LEED-Gold certification

Posted on December 4, 2017

District Station is part of a larger transit-oriented development block located on the corner of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Rock Island.
MetroLINK
District Station is part of a larger transit-oriented development block located on the corner of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Rock Island.MetroLINK

Ill.’s Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK announced that their Metro downtown Rock Island District Station achieved LEED Gold status for sustainability achievement. The station incorporates a number of sustainable elements, including a photovoltaic roof, occupancy-controlled lighting, and the re-use of rooftop water runoff for the station’s water feature.

District Station is part of a larger transit-oriented development block located on the corner of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Rock Island. The station is part of a livable communities initiative that incorporates “The Locks,” a 34-unit housing development supporting Rock Island’s economic strategies.

“We are extremely excited that District Station has received this prestigious recognition as a LEED Gold Certified building. The purposeful design and construction of District Station directly aligns with our strategic effects in maintaining and growing an eco-friendly transit system for Quad Cities residents to enjoy”, says Jennifer Garrity, manager, administration for MetroLINK.

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