East Metro Transit Facility

East Metro Transit Facility

EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY
EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY EAST METRO TRANSIT FACILITY

East Metro Transit Facility

East Metro Transit Facility

Saint Paul, Minn.

To meet project parameters, the team implemented daylighting and indoor air-quality measures along with materials, finishes and spaces that created a comfortable work environment. Mechanical systems were incorporated to circulate large volumes of air throughout the facility, mitigating the emissions from buses and increasing ventilation during peak traffic periods to maintain low emission levels and promote overall efficient energy use. Much of the building’s southwest corner was sited below ground to reduce heat gain in the summer and insulate the building in winter.

Through participation in Xcel Energy’s Energy Design Assistance program, Metro Transit earned nearly $90,000 in rebates for energy-saving measures.

Size: 338,300 sq. ft. facility; 597,000 sq. ft. garage

Components: 185-slot bus storage area; maintenance area with lifts and equipment; secure parts storage facility; offices and administrative space; 116-space parking deck

Completion: 2001

John Strachota (retired)
Steve Patrick (retired)
Stephanie McDaniel
Doug Wild
Jennifer Stukenberg