The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) was created by the California Legislature in 1997 to administer the base $1 auto toll on the San Francisco Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges. In August 2005, the California Legislature expanded BATA’s responsibilities to include administration of all toll revenue and joint oversight of the toll bridge construction program with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Transportation Commission. Caltran owns or controls 350,000 acres of Right of Way and maintains 15,133 centerline miles of highway and 13,063 state highway bridges. Caltrans also inspects over 12,200 local bridges.
Under a consultancy agreement for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Heery's commissioning group was selected as the independent commissioning authority to provide commissioning services and a green related review of LEED credits for the 100,000 SF, LEED CalTrans Maintenance Facility. The Facility was originally designed and constructed to support the new San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Services provided included an energy component and building energy model review, LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning tasks. The LEED Gold project incorporated numerous sustainable initiatives, including a 130kW photovoltaic solar panel array.