Metro Transit's facility in Ragged Lake has officially achieved LEED Gold certification. The project is comprised of two buildings, an 11,000 square metre operations centre and a 5,200 square metre maintenance bay. Designed to meet the growing demands of the municipality's public transportation needs, the facility's innovative design includes a regionally-sourced tilt-up concrete building envelope and extensive glazing throughout. In-floor radiant heat in the bus garage significantly reduces the time required to warm-up the busses in colder weather, reducing carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption.
The Ragged Lake Transit Centre was designed by Lydon Lynch Architects. and constructed by J.W. Lindsay Construction. LEED consulting services were provided by Solterre Design. This is the Halifax Regional Municipality's first LEED Gold building. Congratulations to everyone involved!