Working with its design and construction partners at Wendel and Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Wiley|Wilson’s team of engineers recently enabled the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company to achieve LEED™ Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council on the City of Lynchburg’s Kemper Street Transfer Station. Together the team transformed an abandoned, industrial building site into a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a cutting-edge example of sustainable design and innovative engineering for the region’s bus and rail passengers.
Engineering design of this intermodal facility included the full range of WileyWilson’s engineering and planning services, including site evaluation and concept development; site grading and drainage improvements; historic resources integration; access improvements; high-performing mechanical systems; renewable energy systems; high-performance lighting design; comprehensive IT infrastructure; electric vehicle charging stations; and historic site integration. Our team supported a six- planning and design effort that culminated with the LEED™ Platinum recognition in June 2015. We anticipate this high-performing building will provide benefits to the citizens of Lynchburg for many years to come.
The LEED™ Platinum certification is the highest honor given by the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainable design. Facilities certified at this level typically achieving between 30 and 40 percent energy reductions over the lifetime of a facility’s operations.
Sustainable design features incorporated in the project include:
- Use of locally sourced materials
- Water conservation practices
- Integrated stormwater management features
- Electric vehicle system integration
- Photovoltaic power systems
- Enhanced indoor air quality
- Multimodal transportation connectivity
- High Efficiency lighting design
- High-performance HVAC systems