The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center was designed to incorporate a number of environmentally friendly features, including a 32-panel photovoltaic solar installation, which generates electricity for the regional power grid. The panels generate enough electricity annually to power an average PUD home for nearly six months. A public information kiosk installed at the site will provide information about the solar power project, including a real-time display of the energy generation. This project was funded by the PUD in partnership with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
Other green features include a garage that uses energy-efficient lighting fixtures and white painted ceilings to reflect the lighting for maximum effect. Concrete and steel used to build the garage include recycled materials. A seasonal storm water creek on the property that was enclosed in a culvert has been day-lighted, and native landscaping has been added to the site. No trees in neighboring Veterans Memorial Park were removed for this project.
GRANT: 5440 watt system installed on south side wall of Community Transit parking garage