• Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services Facility
  • Via Mobility Services

    Boulder, Colorado

    Via Mobility Services provides accessible transportation for seniors and people with disabilities residing in Boulder County, with an organizational goal of promoting independence and self-sufficiency for those with limited mobility. The new 36,000 SF Via Mobility Services Facility—which nearly doubles the size of the organization’s previous facility—is comprised of a maintenance facility and an operations center. The maintenance facility houses six bus maintenance bays with lifts and pits, a drive-through wash bay, and a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The operations center includes classroom and driver break areas, a scheduling and dispatch center, offices for administrative and operations staff, and public spaces. A high priority was placed on integrating energy-efficient building systems and other sustainable technologies into the facility’s design. An indirect/direct evaporative cooling system with energy recovery capabilities takes advantage of Boulder’s dry climate to provide building occupants with plenty of cool, fresh outside air during the summer months. A sophisticated daylight harvesting system—utilizing special window glazing, photocells, and light shelves—leverages the building’s strategically advantageous orientation and tiered layout to maximize the amount of natural light entering the building. The facility’s lighting control system utilizes occupancy sensors and dual-level switching to only illuminate spaces which are occupied and in need of supplemental electric lighting. A 97 kW grid-connected solar photovoltaic system is anticipated to produce up to 85,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually—enough to power approximately 10 homes for a year. The RMH Group provided mechanical and electrical/lighting design for the facility’s bridging documents, as well as energy modeling to analyze proposed building system technologies.
 

Via Mobility Services Facility

Via Mobility Services

Boulder, Colorado

Via Mobility Services provides accessible transportation for seniors and people with disabilities residing in Boulder County, with an organizational goal of promoting independence and self-sufficiency for those with limited mobility. The new 36,000 SF Via Mobility Services Facility—which nearly doubles the size of the organization’s previous facility—is comprised of a maintenance facility and an operations center. The maintenance facility houses six bus maintenance bays with lifts and pits, a drive-through wash bay, and a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The operations center includes classroom and driver break areas, a scheduling and dispatch center, offices for administrative and operations staff, and public spaces.

A high priority was placed on integrating energy-efficient building systems and other sustainable technologies into the facility’s design. An indirect/direct evaporative cooling system with energy recovery capabilities takes advantage of Boulder’s dry climate to provide building occupants with plenty of cool, fresh outside air during the summer months. A sophisticated daylight harvesting system—utilizing special window glazing, photocells, and light shelves—leverages the building’s strategically advantageous orientation and tiered layout to maximize the amount of natural light entering the building. The facility’s lighting control system utilizes occupancy sensors and dual-level switching to only illuminate spaces which are occupied and in need of supplemental electric lighting. A 97 kW grid-connected solar photovoltaic system is anticipated to produce up to 85,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually—enough to power approximately 10 homes for a year.

The RMH Group provided mechanical and electrical/lighting design for the facility’s bridging documents, as well as energy modeling to analyze proposed building system technologies.