Size: 24,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $9.9 million
Architect: Charles Rose Architects
Owner: Franklin Regional Transit Authority
The new John W. Olver Transit Center offers a hub for bus and other transit services; local government offices are located on the second floor. It includes a community room large enough for 100 people, a waiting area for transit passengers, and a café.
The 24,000-square-foot building is the first zero-net-energy transit center in the United States, and includes a photovoltaic solar array, 22 geothermal wells, and an on-site wood-pellet boiler.