News Source: 
May 6, 2010

While many on campus may not have noticed, four Transportation Services units -- Commuter Services, Transportation Improvement, Shared Services and Transportation Administration -- moved into a new home at the end of March. The new consolidated space, called the University Transportation Center (UTC), is located in the bottom of the new Portage Bay Parking Facility on NE Pacific Street and 15th Avenue Northeast.
Transportation Services has been working with Capital Projects to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the space. The UTC is only the second LEED CI (Commercial Interiors) project on campus, the other being the Benjamin Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building, opened in 2007. LEED CI ratings are applicable to tenant improvements of new or existing office space. "We're anticipating the highest rating possible," said Clara Simon, sustainability manager in Capital Projects,
Some of the unique sustainable features of the UTC that contribute to LEED certification include bicycle storage and locker rooms with showers to encourage bicycle commuters; low-flow water fixtures; an EnergyStar refrigerator; and 30 percent used furniture. ...