BART releases 2022 Sustainability Report, highlights LED retrofit at 14 parking garage

BART releases 2022 Sustainability Report, highlights LED retrofit at 14 parking garage Image credit: BART

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority (BART) has released the 2022 Annual Report: Sustainability to communicate achievements in sustainability for the reporting period, 2022 calendar year (i.e., January 1 to December 31).

The sustainability highlights include:

  • 358 housing units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space built next to Walnut Creek Station as part of transit-oriented development (TOD) program;
  • 442 Fleet of the Future cars incorporated in revenue service;
  • 95% of contracted electric supply made greenhouse gas-free;
  • 8 million kilowatt-hours/year saved after LED retrofit at 14 parking garages; equivalent to average annual electricity use of about 730 typical U.S. homes;
  • 6 escalators replaced in system;
  • 26 of CO2e emissions avoided per average round trip, which is equivalent to about 31 miles driven in a passenger car;
  • 26 thousand gallons of gas saved from all riders in one weekday;
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for new headquarters at 2150 Webster Street;
  • $49 million dollar grant from CalSTA‚Äôs Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) to improve TOD; and
  • Launch of Bay Adapt Joint Platform to identify regional strategies to mitigate sea level rise impacts.

Source: BART