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East Valley Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility

First bus operations and maintenance facility in the country to achieve LEED Gold rating

  • LEED

    Certified Gold

  • 23

    Acre Site

  • 105K

    Square Feet

  • Tempe, Arizona

    Tempe, Arizona

Taking a creative and sustainable approach to designing bus operations facilities

Designing a sustainable transit operation and maintenance facility in the middle of the desert isn’t just smart, it’s necessary. With extreme summer temperatures and 300 days of sun, an energy efficient building was top of mind when considering design practices. Our goal with the City of Tempe’s East Valley Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility was to minimize environmental impact and reduce energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of the occupants.

Some of the design elements used in the buildings include orienting the two major buildings along an east-west axis to take advantage of proper solar orientation, using highly-reflective roofing membrane, bus washing area that reclaims and reuses 100% of available water, and more. Because of the sustainable strategies used during construction, this project became the first bus maintenance and operations facility in the nation to be certified as a LEED Gold facility.

In all, the facility includes administrative offices, operations/driver facilities for over 500 bus operators, a 78,250 square-foot bus maintenance building.

At a Glance

Environmental Excellence Award, Valley Forward
IIDA P.R.I.D.E. Award Southwest Chapter Design Competition, Award of Merit for Environmental Design
Women in Transportation Innovation Award, Phoenix Chapter
Meet Our Team

Ken Anderson, Vice President, Buildings, Civic Sector Leader

Architecture has the ability to speak to the human soul. We have a responsibility with every project to create innovative, resilient spaces that connect people to the greater spirit of living.
Ken Anderson Vice President, Buildings, Civic Sector Leader Read More

Barb Berastegui, Principal, Buildings

Each project is so unique, I try to create spaces that tell a story about the ‘place’ developed from the goals of the client and the specificity of the site.

Ken Anderson

Vice President, Buildings, Civic Sector Leader

Barb Berastegui

Principal, Buildings

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