Greyhound's Nashville Terminal Set for Dedication Ceremony Feb. 1; The company's Third LEED-Certified Terminal in North America Opens its Doors in Nashville

DALLAS (January 23, 2012) — On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Greyhound opens the doors of its newly designed, environmentally friendly Nashville station, prior to its first day of business on Thursday, Feb. 2. Built on 1.43 acres, the Greyhound terminal is 8,450 square feet with eight bus bays, 40 parking spaces, a sleek, modern fa�ade and a restaurant serving hot meals and snacks.

"We are excited to begin operating from this new facility," said Myron Watkins, vice president of customer experience, Greyhound Lines, Inc. "The station offers a centralized location for passengers to travel in and out of the city, and its environmentally friendly design really showcases our focus on sustainability and the full customer experience. We are pleased to provide this new facility and look forward to serving our Nashville customers for years to come."

Located at 709 Fifth Ave. South, the terminal is the third LEED-certified Greyhound prototype terminal to open in North America. The facility uses strategies that improve energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions and indoor environmental quality. Design features incorporated on the Nashville build include:
" Pervious concrete pavement to customer parking lot
" A Bio Swale retention pond, utilized as part of the storm water system
" Water efficient landscaping
" Low water use plumbing fixtures and fittings throughout
" High efficiency multi zoned and controllable HVAC system
" Automated lighting control regulated by natural lighting levels
" High efficiency fluorescent and LED lighting
" Selection of materials being utilized prioritized based on recycled content
" Low E reflective glazing to reduce solar heat gain" Regionally sourced materials

The public is invited to tour the facility and hear comments from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Greyhound's Vice President of Customer Experience Myron Watkins and a number of other city officials regarding the new facility. The event begins from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with food and refreshments being served.

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