Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility
Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita's municipal transit system decided to convert their entire bus fleet from diesel to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in an effort to improve air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley. With their existing maintenance facility out of date, under sized and insufficient for supporting CNG expansion, Santa Clarita Transit needed to update their systems and build a new maintenance facility headquarters. Consistent with their effort to operate in an environmentally conscious manner, the project pursued a LEED rating.

Syska Hennessy Group was brought on board because of our experience and understanding of sustainable design and the LEED system. We provided cost effective, energy efficient and innovative solutions, all within a conventional and fixed budget. In addition to the sustainable design, we performed MEP and fire protection design services and smaller side projects that helped complete this project. We also provided LEED documentation and management, coordinating with a third party commissioning agent and with the local utility provider for system analysis and utility incentives. In the end, the project earned a LEED Gold Certification.

The Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility includes a 22,000 sf administration building, a 25,000 sf maintenance building, a bus wash facility, a CNG fueling island for city buses and publicly accessible CNG fueling station. The $18 million facility is designed to accommodate over 100 buses and nearly 160 staff, with room for future expansion. In addition to the building systems engineering, we provided LEED documentation and management, coordinating with a third party commissioning agent and with the local utility provider for system analysis and utility incentives. The project also includes a 40KW PV free-standing array that also acts as a shade structure for the Santa Clarita buses. In the end, the project earned a LEED Gold certification.

Size:

25,000 sf

Awards:

2008 Award for Sustainability - Civic Category - LA Architectural