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Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center – LEED BD+C Certification


  • Client: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Prime Contractor: Gilbane Building Company and Pond & Company
  • Services: LEED BD+C Certification Coordination
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida


  • Administration of USGBC LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) certification
  • Advising on maintenance, operational, and mechanical initiatives to achieve LEED Certification

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) The JTA’s Intercity Bus Terminal had earned LEED Silver certification. In pre-construction planning the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC), potential for the next level of award, LEED Gold, was seen.

A LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) assessment provides a framework for resource-efficient building building projects, maximizing the sustainability benefits to owners, property managers, and building occupants.LEED works for all projects of every purpose, scale, and complexity. LEED BD+C is not limited to new constuction. Options can be applied to renovation of building exteriors and interior spaces.

The JRTC at LaVilla opened May 4, 2020, as a 67,000-square-foot multimodal transportation hub which connects to the Intercity Bus Terminal. It is home to the JTA’s administrative headquarters, serving the JTA’s fixed-bus routes, the First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit network, the Skyway, paratransit, and shared mobility services.

ecoPreserve assisted with documentation and communication that enabled LEED BD+C certification of the facility.

The JRTC LaVilla facility earned 63 out of 65 eligible credits, earning LEED Gold certification. Among the innovative features recognized for the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) were a heat-reflective roof, occupancy sensors, LED lighting, water efficient fixtures, and the use of recycled product for more than 30% of materials.

In earning LEED Gold, JRTC LaVilla has also reduced reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy and water expense is lower, while occupant wellness and comfort is enhanced. Further LEED credits earned for Solid Waste Management (SWM) also limit landfill waste.