Citilink, FORT WAYNE, IN
Citilink was looking for water and energy audits to aid in developing an efficiency and performance improvement project that would meet their current and future needs, deliver cost payback, and improve performance.
ECS Midwest's Base Energy Design provided a 14.4 percent reduction in utility costs for Citilink in the first year after the design—a total of $16,540.00 in fully optimized energy savings. Over the 15 yr term at annual guaran- teed savings amount of $70,238.00 for a total of $1,053,570.00 toward the initial cost of construction for the Base Energy Project. So far, the initial construction cost (ICC) has been offset by 32.5 percent in energy savings.
The Base Energy Project included replacements and upgrades to Citilink’s main office building, maintenance garage, and “bus barn.” This included the office, drivers’ lounge, and wash bay. ECS Midwest installed a new HVAC system, lighting, controls, and overall building envelope improvements, which included window, door, and roofing upgrades.
Citilink is a service of the Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation and pro-
vides fare-based transportation to a population of over 218,000 in the Fort Wayne,
Indiana, metropolitan area. Annual passengers are nearing 2 million, which, conse-
quently, is approximately equal to the number of total miles driven yearly by Citilink
Citilink operates out of its facility at 801 Leesburg Road. The property consists of two buildings. The central office, dispatch, customer service, and a drivers’ lounge occupy part of one building. Also part of this building is the mechanical main- tenance garage. The mechanical maintenance garage encompasses two separate maintenance areas, a parts center, tooling areas, a paint booth, and a wash bay. Maintenance offices and support facilities (storage, restrooms, and mechanical equipment rooms) fill out the maintenance garage. A second building is utilized solely for Citilink vehicle storage, called “the bus barn.” The bus barn contains three bays with a total of nine drive-through stalls with overhead doors at either end to facilitate bus traffic. Two of the bus bays have a recently installed concrete floor while the remaining bay maintains the original dirt floor.