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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

LEED Certified Projects

Pupil Transportation Services Maintenance Facility LEED Platinum – new building


  • Original Building Opened: 1939
  • Groundbreaking: July 30, 2009
  • Building Dedication: November 8, 2011

Building Facts

Architect: Dills Architects
Contractor: McKenzie Construction Corporation

Building Size: 87,500 sq. ft.
Cost: $21.8 million

LEED Features

  • First facility of this type in Virginia (maybe the country) to incorporate wind energy turbines in to the facility. (Four were placed on the property)
  • A rainwater collection system is used to harvest water for flushing toilets and washing buses.
  • The facility has Geothermal heating and cooling for the main administrative building.
  • Solar thermal panels on the roof provide in-floor radiant heat for the 70,000 square foot maintenance areas.
  • 18,000 square feet of green roof, covered with native plants, help to mitigate storm water run-off and offer increased insulation and acoustical value.
  • This is a zero run-off site that allows no storm water to leave the site and flow in to the city storm system protecting pollutants from entering the bay and allowing rain water to flow back in to aquifers on site.

Other Features

  • The new Pupil Transportation Services Maintenance Facility physically relocated the maintenance facility from its location on New York Avenue.
  • The 78,000 square foot Harpers Road site is approximately 20 acres in area and serves as the main facility for the oversight of pupil transportation. These critical components of managing the school division’s transportation services include: garage area with approximately 40 maintenance personnel providing vehicle maintenance and repair to a fleet of 640 school buses and approximately 325 support vehicles; storage and office space for 41 supervisory and clerical staff.
Last Modified on Monday, April 23, 2018