Feature 1: Solar panels
There are two large solar panels on the bus station that generates energy for electric bikes, digital display, and LED lights, making it a self-sustaining structure.
Feature 2: Self cooling
The sliced pillars enable a self-cooling system with cool air entering through them, while hot air rises out through the top and sides. Greenery on the sides further reduces radiant heat, making the station energy-efficient.
The noticeable bus station attracts tourists, encouraging sustainable travel with public transport and electric bikes, reducing car usage and carbon dioxide emissions.
As sustainable behavior spreads, the local community and Stanford's image will benefit, inspiring other universities to follow its example.