This project is part of our broader efforts to make investments now that will create jobs immediately and build our economy for the long term by fostering a new, clean energy economy. This 180,000 square foot office building is home to five federal agencies, which consist of approximately 290 workers. Several components of the facility are aging and require renovation and modernization; including necessary modifications to meet current life-safety codes, accessibility requirements, security standards and changed usage patterns.
Once complete, the modernized building will produce 5 percent of its energy through renewable energy technologies and will cut its energy use by 30 percent. It is expected to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver certification, meeting federal energy and water conservation goals by combining exceptional architectural form with state-of-the-art building systems. The highlight of this modernization project will be a new state of the art building exterior comprised of an aluminum and glass curtain wall system that will reduce the building’s energy consumption by 30 percent, protect against the effects of a blast, and enhance the natural light and view for the building tenants.
Other sustainable features include a solar sculpture on top of the neighboring parking garage, capable of producing 110 kW hours of renewable energy. This means it will be capable of offsetting the building’s energy consumption by 5 percent over a year and it will be capable of reducing hot water energy use by 31 percent. Lastly, this project will provide significant replacement of critical building system mechanical equipment. New building controls and equipment will work in concert with the new exterior to bring the energy consumption and carbon footprint of the building to levels usually only met with new construction and the latest technologies.
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Design Build Contractor : GE Johnson Construction Company
Architect-of-Record: Tryba Architects
Construction Management : Jacobs Engineering