Union Station Gateway Building and Parking Garage Lighting Retrofits: The Metro headquarters building is preparing for a major LED lighting retrofit. The Gateway parking garage is also being retrofitted with new LED lamps to replace the existing garage lighting. After installation, on-going measurement and verification will be pursued in order to track electricity and cost reductions resulting from this initiative.
Solar Power Purchase Agreement 1.72 MW Installation: A power purchase agreement (PPA) is being executed to install photovoltaic structures at four (4) bus and rail divisions. The scope of the PPA will be installed upon completion of roof repair projects for Division 11 and 22. The entire project is expected to install 1.73MW in capacity and projected to avoid nearly 3,000,000 kWh from being purchased from Southern California Edison.
Permeable Pavement: An innovative stormwater management technique that allows water to pass freely through soil layers so it can replenish groundwater, while providing a usable and lasting surface for vehicle parking and operations.
Bus Wash Water Conservation: The Diamond Seal System (DSS) will be applied to buses in order to reduce dirt and residue build-up, allowing washing schedules to be reduced to one day per week. Once the DSS system has been deemed effective and the pilot program has successfully shifted to the new washing schedule, this system will be implemented across the entire bus fleet.
Metro Sustainability Program: The Sustainability Program guides the design and construction of world-class projects by incorporating sustainable elements and CALGreen requirements into the design and construction process for Metro capital projects.
Metro Green Construction Policy Program: In order to mitigate air emission impacts, Metro’s Green Construction Policy requires Metro’s contractors to start using cleaner vehicles and equipment. The policy, established in 2011, requires Metro’s contractors to use less polluting equipment and reroute construction traffic away from schools, daycares, playgrounds, and hospitals.
Construction Environmental Management System (C-EMS): A program certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard Metro uses to monitor and improve compliance performance utilizing the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.