Case Study

ASI Helps LACMTA Attain LEED Silver Certification


The Metro Division 16 Southwestern Yard is a Metro Light Rail, vehicle maintenance, and operations station based out of Los Angeles. Constructed in 2019, this LACMTA rail yard serves Crenshaw and LAX Green Lines. The challenge with this project was to find the right materials to achieve the team’s goal of attaining LEED Silver Certification, employing energy saving lighting and air conditioning, and pollution reducing construction processes.


In order to be LEED Silver certified the building needed to meet a high standard of energy and cost efficiency. For this reason, we chose to use CENTRIA's sustainable metal panels for the exterior. These specific panels have advanced thermal and moisture protection (ATMP) technology with fully-integrated, engineered components, pressure-equalized horizontal and vertical joinery and the most advanced coatings systems on the market today. To read more about CENTRIA's commitment to sustainable products and building practices, visit CENTRIA's website


With the perfect panels chosen we were able to do our part in reaching the 50 point threshold needed for the LEED Silver Certification. The rail yard has the capacity to store 70 light rail vehicles and 200 employees. The $172 million, 115,000 sq ft facility came in on budget and on time. For more information on how ASI can help find the perfect solution to your project, contact us. 

General Contractor: Best Contracting

Construction Services: Hensel Phelps

Architect: Gruen Associates

Retail Contractor: Herzog

Products Used: CENTRIA Concept Series CS-260 Panels

Imagery courtesy of Gruen Associate