The project is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). If successful, the project will become one of the first public LEED certified buildings in Memphis one of the first nationally for Greyhound.
Designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, the project features flooring made from recycled glass, a roof designed to reflect heat during the summer, landscaping that requires small amounts of water, low-flow lavatories and waster closets, and interior lighting controlled by sensors to reduce usage.
Situated on approximately nine acres, the facility offers 70 spaces of free customer and employee parking. There is room for expanded parking, if the demand grows. Space is also provided for taxis.
The project was designed by brg3s architects and built by Zellner Construction Services. The city of Memphis and SSR Engineers provided construction management services.
The facility includes public art that was procured through a collaborative partnership with the Memphis Urban Art Commission. The art is a montage that hangs from the ceiling and features displays of unique shapes and colors and greets visitors as they enter the front entrance. The artwork was created by Walter Kravitz, the Professor of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Kravitz is nationally noted for his work involving public commissions and exhibitions.