Setting a Green Standard for Rail Facilities

In this article the author describes the reconstruction of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit's (NYCT) $165 million Corona maintenance facility using “green” construction methods. The site is being built in compliance with an early 2000s executive order to make buildings in the state more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The old Corona facility, built in the 1920s to serve the No. 7 line, has been built so as to support four to seven year maintenance cycles, car modification programs, car component replacements, and scheduled-care inspections. The building has been designed to save 36 percent of the energy over and against conventional designs. This is achieved through a variety of measures, including improved ventilation over air conditioning, high quality insulation, and a photovoltaic system on the building's roof. This project was built using the design-build method.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38, 40, 42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2007 5:50PM