Award of Merit, Green Project: Bonneville Transit Center
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas as part of its redevelopment and revitalization, this landmark transit facility showcases sustainability while serving as a central hub for commuters. The new 2-story, LEED-Gold building features seven on-street loading points, a fully enclosed waiting area for passengers and 16 onsite vehicle bays. Solar-panel shade structures at the bus bays and ample daylighting will help save up to $30,000 annually in energy costs. The facility even features a bike center with a self-service bike repair shop, storage for more than 100 bikes, changing rooms and showers. The judges especially liked the fluid lines of the building, including the curved steel beams of the roof.
Submitted by: Sletten Construction of Nevada & RTC
Owner: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Las Vegas
Contractor: Sletten Construction of Nevada, Las Vegas
CM: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Las Vegas
Lead Design: S-H Architecture, Las Vegas
Civil Engineer: Lochsa Engineering, Las Vegas
Structural Engineer: Mendelsohn Smith Engineers, Las Vegas
MEP Engineer: Wright Engineers, Las Vegas
LEED Consultant: The Weidt Group, Minnetonka, Minn.