The Green Energy Times recently published an article highlighting the environmentally-conscious design and construction of the Upper Valley Community Transportation Center, for which OCE Vice President Brent F. Rakowski, P.E. was the engineer of record. The article explains one of the most interesting innovations of the bus station that Brent designed: “Another innovative aspect of the center is its bus wash. To reduce water consumption and site stormwater runoff, rainwater will be collected from the roof. The roofline forms a V-shape so that rain and snowmelt are directed toward a central depression, which itself is V-shaped from its ends toward a central drain. A buried 5,000-gallon tank stores the water.”

You can read the entire article at this link: “New Bus Station: Net-zero Electric with No Fossil Fuels”