Charlottesville Area Transit Operations Center
City of Charlottesville
A Green Depot
The CAT Operations Center includes offices, maintenance, fueling, washing, and parking facilities for Charlottesville’s growing transit fleet.
The LEED Gold-certified facility features rainwater harvesting, graywater re-use, and stormwater infiltration strategies that emphasize the critical need for water conservation.
The facility also utilizes a first-in-Virginia standing column well ground-source heat pump design that has helped the city reduce the facility’s energy use significantly compared to the smaller but more inefficient building the division previously occupied.
Architect of Record VMDO Architects | Steve Davis, Lead Designer