The Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility (CRMF) was constructed for the maintenance and servicing of new RTD commuter-rail-class vehicles as well as the control and operation of the new RTD Commuter Rail System. The building consists of office and maintenance spaces.
The project is trying to achieve a LEED Silver rating. A few green features of the project are previously developed site reuse, covered bicycle storage, a potential train stop for workers, extensive daylighting, a mechanical and electrical design optimized with full-building energy modeling, and regionally-sourced materials with recycled content. In addition, the site utilizes low water native plantings with high efficient watering system that reduces site water consumption by 80% compared to standard systems; and, the hardscape areas take advantage of high SRI materials to reduce heat island effect. Parking has been reduced to 150 spaces from the previous site usage of 250+ spaces. And, of the new spaces, 5% are designated low-emitting or fuel-efficient vehicles.