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Traverse City BATA Transfer Station

February 14, 2005


CHALLENGE: Tight site and first LEED certified building in the region
SOLUTION: Careful staging and timing, working in conjunction with architect and builder to achieve LEED credits


BATA Transfer Station in Traverse City opened with a royal welcome, or at least a legislative one... US Senior Senator Carl Levin toured the new BATA Transfer Station. With Gold LEED certification any royal would welcome, the opening of the BATA Transfer Station fulfilled a long battle to be built. After several debates over location, Hall Street was chosen for the construction. In conjunction with Clark Walter Sirrine Architects and Grand Traverse Construction, Team Elmer's answered the challenge of site and budget constraints to design a beautiful and usable space.

The $2.6 million project, paid for with federal and state grants, features an 11-bay boarding station under canopy, a windowed waiting area for easy viewing, public restrooms, vending machines, and an environmentally friendly electric bus - a welcome addition to their transportation fleet. With the new transfer station, BATA was able to expand its dedicated routes and frequency of schedule. The building was designed and constructed to meet LEED requirements for environmentally friendly construction. It will be the first LEED certified building in Grand Traverse County.

More than 191 yards of concrete were installed under the awning in the loading area over radiant heating tubes. Rain threatened to delay the opening, however many people worked together to complete the project on time.

The BATA Transfer Station answers a growing need in the community for expanded mass transit. Team Elmer's responded to that need by delivering a design/build project that exceeded expectations in the short time frame allowed. The BATA Transfer Station earned LEED Gold status as a superior example of environmentally friendly building techniques and material use. The finished result is a proud example of the integrity, quality, and service that Team Elmer's puts forth in every project.


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