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John W. Olver Transit Center
Greenfield, MA
Architect: Charles Rose Architects

The 24,000 sf Franklin Regional Transit Center is the first Zero-Net Energy combined office and transit center in the United States. The center not only functions as an inter model transit facility and central office, but as an important element in the Town of Greenfield's urban revitalization strategy. The building includes a passenger waiting area, a community meeting room, and offices for the regional transit authority. To ensure zero net energy the building incorporates super insulation and low-transmission glazing along with passive solar technology. The second floor plan area is greater than the first floor and must be cantilevered on three sides.


-Complete 2012-

2023 Cote Top Ten Award Winner

The John Olver Transit Center is the winner of the AIA's highest honor for sustainable design.


The 2023 COTE Top Ten Award recognizes design excellence and the comprehensive integration of innovation and engineering. 

See more info here.

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