Gallery: Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s Fir...

We get excited at the sight of new transit stations because they encourage even more people to take public transportation, but we really get amped when we see a station that as sustainably designed as the John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It's the first transit center in the nation to be net zero energy thanks to a 7,300 sq ft photovoltaic system, geothermal heat pumps and an on-site wood pellet boiler. Designed by local firm Charles Rose Architects, the bus station provides essential infrastructure while educating passengers, and it's expected to revitalize Greenfield's downtown area.

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