August 21st, 2020
The U.S. Green Building-Los Angeles Chapter’s (USGBC-LA) 19th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) on August 21st-22nd hosted over 1200 attendees virtually from around the globe. Sinanian was honored that the LADOT Bus Maintenance Facility was awarded 2020 MGBCE “Project of the Year” - LEED Platinum. The facility was designed to reduce GHG by fueling the vehicles with electricity generated by rooftop solar panels strategically placed above the parking structure and within the bus parking area. Some of the highlights of the project are: ability to channel development to urban areas with existing infrastructure and increase community connectivity; brownfield redevelopment; 48% improvement on baseline building performance rating; 75% diversion of construction and demolition debris; 50% reduction in potable landscape water use and 35% reduction in baseline indoor water use.