TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN—Bay Area Transportation Authority recently “” overhauled” AND “tuned up” their building in terms of energy efficiency.  With a new roof installation, new insulation, and energy efficient Orion light pipes, the BATA facility is “gearing” up for savings!!!  “We are very excited to start seeing the energy savings from our new roof and light pipes. The natural light that pours through the light pipes is amazing.” stated Carrie Thompson, Business Development Director.

BATA and Springfield project

Bay Area Transportation Authority

Springfield Commercial Roofing, a front runner in energy efficiency projects and winner of Environmental Stewardship Award in 2010 for work performed at the Kalkaska Kalesium, was the contractor on the project.  “We love it when we have the opportunity to work with clients who understand the dynamics of reflectivity, energy paybacks, added R-values, and are willing to utilize the free gift of mother nature (the sun) to help power their buildings.” stated Nick Jacqmain, Project Manager for Springfield.  “Carrie and her team were a pleasure to work with and we are extremely pleased with the project knowing that the help we provided to them in 2012 will be paying dividends for them far into the future.” he added.

BATA, Bay Area Transportation Authority, was established in 1985 through the merger of Leelanau County Transit and Traverse City Dial-a-Ride.  BATA is a two-county authority, serving Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties 365 days a year, providing mobility throughout the area and to Grand Traverse County’s regional center for employment, education, services and retailing. BATA is funded through state and federal transportation programs, an authority-wide millage, and farebox revenues. BATA operates a fleet of 60 buses and vans and employs 110 people. BATA gives in excess of 530,000 rides annually.


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