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2011 National Design-Build Award Winners

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Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration - National Design-Build Award

Pentagon Renovation Wedges 2-5

Arlington, VA

Design-Builder:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Owner:
Pentagon Renovation Program
Architect:
Shalom Baranes Associates
STUDIOS Architecture
Engineers:
Tadjer Cohen and Edelson
Timmons Group
Wedlinger and Associates, Inc.
Schrimer Engineering
Specialty Consultants:
Heller and Metzger
Culinary Advisors
Specialty Contractors:
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Southland Industries
National Fire Protection
Other Team Members:
Sterling Construction Services, Inc.
P&P Congractors
Jewell Industries
LVI Environmental Services, Inc.
Roman Mosaic and Tile Company
Physical Securities
Custom Walls and Windows, Inc.
Description:
The Pentagon Renovation was the most complex renovation project in contemporary history. The project included design-build of a flexible state-of-the-art command center, complex collocations of military departments and a delicate ballet of shifting 25,000 tenants around a building multiple times without disruption to our nation’s military.
 

Civic - National Design-Build Award

MetLife Stadium

East Rutherford, NJ

Design-Builder:
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Owner:
New Meadowlands Stadium Company, LLC
Architect:
EwingCole (Architect of Record and MEP of Record)
Engineers:
Langan Engineering (Civil Engineer of Record)
Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer of Record)
Specialty Contractor:
WJHW (Low-Voltage Engineer of Record)
Other Team Member:
360 Architects (design architect)
Description:
The MetLife National Football League Stadium, constructed by Skanska USA, is the first facility built specifically to accommodate two NFL teams – the NY Giants and the NY Jets. The stadium has seating for 82,000 spectators and 217 luxury suite boxes. Completed within budget, this design-build project was a huge success for Skanska, as well as our client, and was completed five months ahead of schedule.
 

Civic - Design-Build Excellence Award

The Pentagon Memorial

Pentagon Reservation, Arlington, VA

Design-Builder:
Balfour Beatty Construction
Owner:
Pentagon Memorial Fund
Architect:
Lee & Associates
Specialty Consultants:
CMS
Syska Hennessy
Light'n Up
Alpha Corp.
Specialty Contractors:
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Southland Industries
Lorton Stone
Arban & Carosi
Davey Tree
Other Team Member:
KBAS, LLC, concept designer
Description:
The Pentagon Memorial is designed in a park-like setting on a 1.9-acre parcel of land located by the Pentagon's west face. There are the 184 Memorial Units, one for each of the victims. Each consists of a stainless steel bench that cantilevers over a pool of water and has five pieces of granite forming the seating surface. The Units are arranged by the victims' birth years and form age lines. Each bench has a victim's name inscribed on its end and the position of each bench indicates where the victim was at the time of the attack.
 

Civic - Merit Award

Wilderness Road Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities (TEMF) & Company Operations Facilities (COF), Fort Carson, Colorado

Wilderness Road, Fort Carson, CO

Design-Builder:
Mortenson Construction
Owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architect:
Leo A Daly
Engineer:
PBS&J
Specialty Consultants:
Rolf Jensen & Associates
PIE Forensic Consultants
Specialty Contractors:
RK Mechanical Inc.
U.S. Engineering Company
E Light Electric Services
Dynalectric Colorado
Description:
This project comprised 12 buildings totaling over 530,000 square feet and 1.4 million square feet of concrete hardstand, providing staging and deployment facilities to 4,250 troops and maintenance facilities for their tactical vehicles. A design consistent with civilian sector projects and the placement of government funds into functional or operational requirements were primary owner objectives. Completed under budget and ahead of schedule, the project was rated “Outstanding” under the Federal Construction Contractor Appraisal Support System.
 

Commercial - National Design-Build Award

The Mason Inn

Fairfax, VA

Design-Builder:
University Hotel Partners, LLC - A Joint Venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Concord Eastridge
Owner:
George Mason University
Architect:
Gensler
Engineer:
Gensler
Specialty Consultants:
Aramark
GHT Ltd
Thornton Tomasetti
Christopher Consultants
Schnabel Engineering
Specialty Contractors:
Encore Construction
Infinity Systems
JCM Associates
JE Richards
Description:
University Hotel Partners was contracted as a public-private partnership to develop, design and build a 135,000-square-foot conference center and hotel facility at George Mason University's main campus. Providing a high-quality venue for campus and community events, The Mason Inn consists of a 20,000-square-foot technologically advanced conference area integrated with a 149-room hotel. It includes a restaurant, lounge, kitchen, ballroom, junior ballroom, 10 meeting rooms and a full-service laundry. The scope included an additional 35,000 square feet of underground parking and related site work, including a new campus entrance road.
 

Correctional Facilities - Merit Award

Federal Correctional Institution - Berlin, NH

Berlin, NH

Design-Builder:
Bell/Heery Joint Venture
Owner:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Architects:
Edward Rowse Architects (Architect of Record)
KMD Architects (Associate Architect)
Engineers:
Tetra Tech Rizzo (Civil)
M/E Engineering, P.C. (M/E/P)
LeMessurier Consultants, Inc. (Structural Engineer)
Specialty Consultants:
Bufford Goff & Associates (Security)
Rolf Jensen & Associates (Life Safety)
Romano Gatland (Food Service)
Facilities Dynamics (Commissioning)
Description:
The Federal Correction Institution in Berlin, N.H., is a 678,000-square-foot 27-building campus that houses a medium and minimum security prison. Located on a 700-acre site, it accommodates aproximately 1,688 inmates in three four-story general housing units and the minimum security prison’s single-story dormitory. It was completed on time and within budget despite harsh weather conditions, which included three winters with record snow falls, and challenging terrain consisting of difficult-to-work-with glacial till material.
 

Educational Facilities - Design-Build Excellence Award

University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall

Davis, CA

Design-Builder:
Sundt Construction, Inc.
Owner:
University of California, Davis
Architect:
Sasaki Associates
Engineers:
Sandis (civil engineer)
Rutherford & Chekene (structural engineer)
Timmons Design Engineers (M/E/P engineer)
Specialty Consultants:
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Specialty Contractors:
Royal Electric
Intech Mechanical
Description:
The project includes a three-story office/classroom structure for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) and a related, two-story Conference Center providing a restaurant, café, office space, meeting rooms and a one-story ballroom. Enabled by a team-wide commitment to BIM, the GSM – delivered on time and under budget – demonstrates that design-build can lead to exceptional levels of innovation, superior building performance, client satisfaction and award-winning design character at no cost premium.
 

Educational Facilities - Design-Build Excellence Award

UC Irvine Engineering Unit 3

Irvine, CA

Design-Builder:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Owner:
UC Irvine
Architect:
Carrier Johnson Architects
Engineers:
Critchfield Mechanical (Mechanical)
Konsortum1 (Electrical)
M.A. Engineers, Inc. (Plumbing)
BFL Owen (Structural)
KHR Associates (Civil)
Specialty Consultants:  
VSA & Associates
IMA Design
Specialty Contractors:
Dow Diversified, Inc.
Anderson & Howard Electric
Southwest Fire Protection
Description:
Engineering Unit 3 was the 7th project in the collage of buildings constructed by Hensel Phelps on the University of California, Irvine, campus. The project provided 122,000 GSF primarily consisting of wet and dry labs for five engineering departments and a 340-seat lecture hall. The facility is used to foster a growing trend toward collaborative inquiry between faculty in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
 

Educational Facilities - Merit Award

Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex - University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

Design-Builder:
Opus Design Build, LLC
Owner:
University of St. Thomas
Architect:
Opus AE Group, Inc.
Engineer:
Opus AE Group, Inc.
Specialty Consultants:
McCombs Frank Roos Associates (civil engineer)
Damon Farber Associates (landscape design)
Specialty Contractors:  
Doody Mechanical
APi Electric
Description:
The Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., is an 180,000-square-foot facility housing major athletic venues and a three-story office/classroom space. Athletic venues include a basketball/volleyball arena, aquatic center, fieldhouse, cardio/weight rooms, locker rooms and training facilities. Opus Design Build, LLC, and Opus AE Group partnered with St. Thomas to design and construct a state-of-the-art Division III athletic facility that surpassed all expectations.
 

Healthcare Facilities - National Design-Build Award

Soldier Family Care Center

Fort Carson, CO

Design-Builder:
Kiewit Building Group / Leo A Daly
Owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District
Architect:
Leo A Daly
Engineer:
Leo A Daly
Specialty Consultant:
Farnsworth Group Inc.
Specialty Contractors:
RK Mechanical
Ludvick Electric
Schuff Steel Co.
Kiewit Western Co.
Description:
The design-build team of Kiewit Building Group and Leo A Daly completed the Soldier Family Care Center, a new 152,000-square-foot, LEED Silver healthcare facility which houses orthopedic, podiatry, chiropractic, occupational and physical therapy and dental clinics for soldiers and their families at Fort Carson. Committed to supporting this covenant and proud to have assisted the community at Fort Carson with a state-of-the-art, patient-centric healthcare clinic for soldiers and their families alike, the Design-Build SFCC Team stands proud to have served in helping provide healing for our heroes.
 

Healthcare Facilities - Design-Build Excellence Award

The Osher Building

San Francisco, CA

Design-Builder:
SKS/Plant, A Joint Venture
Owner:
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Architect:
KMD Architects
Engineer:
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Specialty Consultants:
Paesaggio Landscape Architecture
Treadwell & Rollo
Sandis Engineers
KEMA Services, Inc.
Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.
Taylor Engineering
O'Mahony & Myer
Specialty Contractors:  
C/S Erectors
Allied Mechanical
Decker Electric
The Engineering Enterprise
DPW, Inc.
Allied Fire Protection
Description:
The Osher Building project has been deemed a great success for the Regents of the University of California. The completed project not only met the University’s goals, but exceeded expectations. After a rigorous RFP process, the University selected SKS/Plant, A Joint Venture in association with KMD Architects, to plan, design, construct and finance a 48,000 GSF, five-story medical office building. The project’s success can be attributed to the team’s collaborative spirit and it stands as a find example of a true public-private partnership.
 

Industrial/Process/Research - National Design-Build Award

UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

San Francisco, CA

Design-Builder:
DPR Construction
Owner:
University of California, San Francisco
Architects:
SmithGroup (Architect of Record)
Rafael Viñoly Architects (Bridging Documents/Peer Review Team)
Engineers:
Forell/Elsesser Engineers (Structural Engineer)
Nabih Youssef Associates (Bridging Documents/Peer Review Team)
Other Team Members:
ACCO Engineered Systems
Applied Materials Engineering
BT Mancini
Camissa & Wipf
Carducci & Associates
CMG Landscape Architecture
Colin Gordon & Associates
Cosco Fire Protection
Cupertino Electric
ESA Associates
Gayner Engineers
GPR Planners Collaborative
Description:
The RMB, targeting LEED Gold certification, houses the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. Nestled in the sloping hillside of UCSF’s Parnassus Campus, the $123-million, 660-foot-long RMB features a serpentine design with four split-level floors and terraced living roofs, sitting on a structural framework 40 to 70 feet off the ground.
 

Industrial/Process/Research - Design-Build Excellence Award

Denver Central Platte Campus

Denver, CO

Design-Builder:
Pinkard Construction Co.
Owner:
City and County of Denver Public Works Dept
Architect:
RNL
Engineers:
MKK Consulting (mechanical and electrical)
Lund Partnership (civil)
Zeiler-Pennock (structural)
Specialty Consultants:  
Maintenance Design Group (MDG) (maintenance/equipment)
Ambient Energy (sustainability consultant)
Description:
The Denver Central Platte Campus was a $28-million fixed-price design-build competition for the Denver Public Works Department. A collaborative design-build process was successfully employed to achieve optimal efficiency and a compelling design aesthetic. The Central Platte facility exhibits the seamless coupling of sustainable design with superior functionality, while establishing a well organized circulation plan for the 18-acre campus. At 105,000 square feet, the Denver Central Platte Campus is on track to achieve LEED-NC Gold.
 

Office Buildings - National Design-Build Award

Base Realignment and Closure/National Capital Region Relocation Administration Facility (BRAC/NCRRAF) -The William A. Jones III Building

Andrews Air Force Base, MD

Design-Builder:
CDM/CAPE, A Joint Venture with construction partner Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Owner:
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment
Architect:
AECOM
Engineer:
AECOM
Specialty Consultants:
Schnabel Engineering (geotechnical)
A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (surveying and permit expediting)
Sebesta Blomberg and Associates, Inc. (enhanced commissioning)
Specialty Contractors:
Limbach Company (mechanical)
Singleton Electric Co., Inc. (electrical)
Description:
The William A. Jones III Building is a 380,000-square-foot, five-story facility dedicated on March 22, 2011. This fast-track design-build project required completion in just two years to meet tight BRAC deadlines for moving Department of Defense personnel from leased space in the National Capital Region onto Andrews Air Force Base. It contains flexible office space for 2,500 people with the ability to expand and contains a courts wing with the base Trial Court and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals complex. The project has been certified LEED Gold.
 

Office Buildings - Merit Award

U.S. Department of Energy's Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Golden, CO

Design-Builder:
Haselden Construction, LLC
Owner:
U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Architect:
RNL
Engineer:
Stantec
Specialty Consultant:
Architectural Energy Corporation
Specialty Contractor:
Trautman & Shreve
Description:
The U.S. Department of Energy's Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is recognized as the nation's largest net-zero energy office building and is certified LEED Platinum for New Construction by the USGBC. Spaning over 222,000 square feet, the RSF uses "free energy" in the Colorado climate and integrates an array of energy-efficient and passive-energy features, including daylighting, operable windows, thermal mass, natural ventilation, triple-pane glazing, photovoltaics and radiant heating/cooling.
 

Office Buildings - Design-Build Excellence Award

U.S. Southern Command Headquarters

Miami-Doral, FL

Design-Builder:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architect:
HOK/BRPH
Engineers:
Crosby Grove
Specialty Consultants:
Atkins
Brittingham
Specialty Contractors:
M.C. Dean, Inc.
CMI
Steel LLC
M.J. Wood
Description:
U.S. Southcom Headquarters is one of the U.S. military's ten Major Combatant Commands. It includes a four-story, 440,000-square-foot headquarters building with offices, command suite, computer data center, conference and traianing rooms and the command center. Additional buildings include the 40,000-square-foot Conference Center of the Americas and the 150,000-square-foot Services building for support functions, child development center, health and medical center, fitness center, warehouse facilities, loading docks and central utility plant.
 

Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration - National Design-Build Award

Cheney Stadium Renovation

Tacoma, WA

Design-Builder:
Mortenson Construction
Owner:
City of Tacoma
Architects:
Belay Architecture
Populous
Engineer:
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Specialty Consultant:
Swift & Company Landscaping Architects
Specialty Contractors:
Hermanson Mechanical
Valley Electrical
RW Rhine
Apex
PCI
Other Team Member:
Geoengineers
Description:
The renovation of Cheney Stadium was completed in a single seven-month off season through a highly collaborative design-build partnership with the City of Tacoma. Mortenson Construction led the design-build team with Belay Architecture and Populous Sports. The project included demolition of the existing pre-cast structure, excavation of a new concourse, addition of an elevated two-story skybox, suite and restaurant space. All new concessions and restrooms, as well as new entry and ticketing at home base and left field were constructed. The design took advantage of dramatic views of Mt. Rainier while incorporating a Pacific Northwest theme.
 

Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration - Merit Award

The King Edward Hotel and Residences

Jackson, MS

Design-Builder:
Clayco, Inc.
Owner:
HRI Properties
Architect:
FS Architecture
Description:
Returning a Jackson, Miss., landmark to its original grandeur, Clayco, Inc., has completed a massive environmental clean-up and renovation project for the former King Edward Hotel. Plans included significant rehabilitation of both the structure's interior and exterior architecture details. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 12-story mixed-use building reopened in late 2009 as the Hilton Garden Inn-Jackson and as Apartments at the King Edward.
 
 

Transportation - National Design-Build Award

Jacksonville NAS Type II Hangar and Aircraft Parking Apron

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Design-Builder:
M. A. Mortenson Company
Owner:
U.S. Navy
Architect:
HNTB Federal
Engineers:
HNTB Federal (Civil, Structural)
PACE Collaborative, P.E. (M/E/P Engineer)
Specialty Consultants:
Wolf Technologies, Inc. (Geotech Engineer)
Hughes Associates, Inc. (Fire Protection Engineer)
Specialty Contractors:
John Carlo, Inc. (Site/Civil/Apron Paving)
Berkel & Company Contractors (Pilings)
Vallencourt, Inc. (Asphalt Paving)
VallyCrest Companies (Landscaping)
Stankunas Concrete, Inc. (Concrete)
Ron Kendall Masonry, Inc. (Masonry)
Schwob Building Company (Structural Frame and Enclosure)
Description:
The M. A. Mortenson design-build team was responsible for design and construction of the $128-million Navy project consisting of 137,000 square feet of hangar bay space, 140,000 square feet of two-story office space, extensive related site development and over one million square feet of airfield paving. This project is a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program affecting the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine, and requiring the relocation of six aircraft squadrons to the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla.
 

Transportation - Design-Build Excellence Award

Mineta San Jose International Airport; Terminal Area Improvements

San Jose, CA

Design-Builder:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Owner:
City of San Jose
Architect:
Fentress Architects
Engineers:
Martin/Martin (structural, Terminals A and C)
Magnusson Klemencic Associates (Terminal B)
Specialty Consultants:
TranSystems (Architect of Record, Consolidated Rental Car Facility)
Watry Design (structural engineer, Consolidated Rental Car Facility)
AECOM (M/E/P engineer)
AECOM (civil engineer)
Civitas (landscape master plan and design)
Orsee Design Associates (landscape architect)
Jacobs Consultancy (airport/terminal planning)
Ambient Energy (sustainability consultant)
Jacobs Consultancy (signage and wayfinding)
BNP Associates, Inc. (baggage handling systems)
Horton Less Brogden Lighting Design (architectural lighting)
VSA Associates (accoustical consultants)
Nolte Engineering (surveying)
Kleinfelder Engieering (geotechnical engineering)
Ninyo & Moore (environmental consultant)
Specialty Contractors:  
Rosendin Electric (design-build electrical)
Critchfield Mechanical (design-build mechanical)
Description:
The Terminal Area Improvement Program included the complete transformation of Mineta San Jose International Airport, including new and renovated terminal buildings, a convenient one-of-a-kind consolidated rental car facility, a simplified roadway system with convenient bypasses to alleviate congestion, state-of-the-art security checkpoints and baggage systems and sustainable features, including a 3.3-acre, 1-megawatt solar farm. With the concurrent management of nine major project elements valued between $20 and $231 million, design-build allowed all stakeholders to truly collaborate on a daily basis. This led to trust, honesty and open communication, resulting in the program being delivered under budget and ahead of schedule.
 

Water/Wastewater - National Design-Build Award

Southwest Water Reclamation Facility

Cape Coral, FL

Design-Builder:
MWH Constructors, Inc.
Owner:
City of Cape Coral
Architect:
MWH Americas, Inc.
Engineer:
MWH Americas, Inc.
Specialty Consultants:
Johnson Engineering
Avalon Engineering
Specialty Contractors:
Poole & Kent
A&A Electric
Other Team Members:
LT Security
Precon Corp.
Riteway Site Development
Description:
The Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Project was a $130.8-million, 15.1-mgd expansion, successfully delivered under a progressive design-build contract with no missed days of operation. The project was issued as a work authorization under the City’s larger Facilities Expansion Program, which consisted of more than 75 projects valued at $873 million. The Southwest WRF Project added much-needed treatment capacity to accommodate the City’s record growth and corresponding expanded utility service infrastructure.
 

Water/Wastewater - Design-Build Excellence Award

H.L. Mooney AWRF Expansion & Upgrade, Stage 2, Phase 1

Woodbridge, VA

Design-Builder:
PC Construction Company
Owner:
Prince William County Service Authority
Engineer:
CDM, Inc.
Description:
The H.L. Mooney Expansion project expanded the existing 18 MGD-rated capacity to 24 MGD. The project was time-critical due to a need to be licensed to operate at the increased flow prior to a nutrient loading mandate being imposed by the Chesapeake Bay Commission set for implementation on December 31, 2010. The contract was entered into in October 2007 and on September 30, 2010, the design-build team forwarded the request to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality requesting licensure at the higher process flow rate.
 

Water/Wastewater - Merit Award

Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Design-Builder:
CDM
Owner:
Okaloosa County, FL
Architect:
CDM
Engineer:
CDM
Specialty Consultants:
The Constantine Group, Inc. (program manager for Okaloosa County)
HDR, Inc. (design criteria professional for Okaloosa County
Specialty Contractors:
NWF Contractors, Inc.
RTD Construction, Inc.
PreCon Corporation
Lord and Son Construction Inc.
Description:
Okaloosa County Water and Sewer Department teamed with CDM to construct a new, state-of-the-art, 10-mgd facility featuring biological nutrient removal and ultraviolet disinfection. The facility, which replaced an aging plant with insufficient treatment capacity, incorporated 3D/4D design and addressed various concerns, including redundancy, future expansion and ease of operation. The Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility now produces high-quality reclaimed water for groundwater recharge and the facility’s 4D model supports efficient operations for years to come.
 

Excellence in Design - Award

UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

San Francisco, CA

Design-Builder:
DPR Construction
Owner:
University of California, San Francisco
Architects:
SmithGroup (Architect of Record)
Rafael Viñoly Architects (Bridging Documents/Peer Review Team)
Engineers:
Forell/Elsesser Engineers (Structural Engineer)
Nabih Youssef Associates (Bridging Documents/Peer Review Team)
Other Team Members:
ACCO Engineered Systems
Applied Materials Engineering
BT Mancini
Camissa & Wipf
Carducci & Associates
CMG Landscape Architecture
Colin Gordon & Associates
Cosco Fire Protection
Cupertino Electric
ESA Associates
Gayner Engineers
GPR Planners Collaborative
Description:
The RMB, targeting LEED Gold certification, houses the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. Nestled in the sloping hillside of UCSF’s Parnassus Campus, the $123-million, 660-foot-long RMB features a serpentine design with four split-level floors and terraced living roofs, sitting on a structural framework 40 to 70 feet off the ground.
 

Excellence in Design - Citation

U.S. Department of Energy's Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Golden, CO

Design-Builder:
Haselden Construction, LLC
Owner:
U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Architect:
RNL
Engineers:
Stantec
Specialty Consultant:
Architectural Energy Corporation
Specialty Contractors:
Trautman & Shreve
Description:
The U.S. Department of Energy's Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is recognized as the nation's largest net-zero energy office building and is certified LEED Platinum for New Construction by the USGBC. Spaning over 222,000 square feet, the RSF uses "free energy" in the Colorado climate and integrates an array of energy-efficient and passive-energy features, including daylighting, operable windows, thermal mass, natural ventilation, triple-pane glazing, photovoltaics and radiant heating/cooling.