City of Greensboro

Operations & Maintenance Facility

Wendel provided master planning, facility design and commissioning services for a new bus maintenance/operations/administration facility to replace the existing facility which was functionally obsolete and too small for current operations.

In order to maximize the use of the sloping site, the administration and operations areas are on the second floor (street level) while the maintenance, service lanes and bus storage areas are at ground level tucked under the administrative area. The site is further constrained by wetlands, and large areas of landscape that created additional design challenges.

The project was funded through a variety of federal sources including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The facility includes interior bus maintenance servicing, and administrative areas for 140 full size buses and 50 paratransit vehicles. Bus and automobile parking are exterior at grade.

This unique facility included standard HVAC and Plumbing systems and non-standard systems  that were commissioned, including:

  • Building Envelope
  • Chilled Water Ice Storage
  • Heat Recovery Units
  • Fuel Storage and Dispensing
  • Vehicle Lubrication Storage and Dispensing
  • Bus Washing System

Wendel’s service started during the design phase with design intent review, construction document review, and commissioning and IAQ specification generation. Services during construction were also performed, which include coordinating the commissioning and IAQ During Construction processes, witnessing the startup of the relevant systems, witnessing testing and balancing services, functional system testing and acceptance, review of operation and maintenance manuals, review/observation of the staff training, and preparation of a commissioning report. Wendel specified and oversaw the air quality testing on this project.

The building is certified LEED Gold and features include a green roof, full commissioning and an efficient, state of the art garage.