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Wayne Aspinall Federal Building Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center MOCA Cleveland The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center
Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center MOCA Cleveland The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center Wayne Aspinall Federal Building
Wayne Aspinall Federal Building Wayne Aspinall Federal Building
Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center Lone Tree Cultural Arts Center
MOCA Cleveland MOCA Cleveland
The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building
Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center

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Wayne Aspinall Federal Building

The Wayne Aspinall Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse is located in Grand Junction, CO. The building was constructed in 1918 as a United States Post Office and Courthouse under the supervision of the...

Fast Facts

SF 41,562
LEED-NC v3.0 Platinum

ENERGY STAR 100 (anticipated)
IMPROVEMENT 68.7% (ASHRAE 90.1-2007)

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Highlights

Museum Sustainability

Check out the recently released AAM whitepaper on museum sustainability standards.

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recool named among "10 Architecture Firm Blogs to Watch in 2013"

recool was noted by Architectural Record as one of the 10 top architectural firm blogs to watch in 2013. recool is honored to be recognized and looks forward to a year of thoughtful discussion and evaluation of solutions to address climate change.

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Blog Entries

2015: Innovation in Design

posted by Roger Chang, January 06, 2015 at 12:00 am.

2015 is set to be an exciting year at WRL, with the completion of several major projects. More broadly, Architecture 2030 challenge targets for energy use intensity ratchet up to 70%, inching closer to a target for carbon neutral design by the year 2030. As we continue to follow-up on...

Sustainable Museums

posted by Roger Chang, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 am.

I recently returned from the annual American Alliance of Museums conference in Seattle, Washington and had a chance to celebrate many of the accomplisments of PIC-Green, AAM's sustainability leadership group. The first year of Sustainability Excellence Awards was presented to the Cincinatti Zoo, Phipps Conservatory, Field Museum, and the Museo...