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Project
Overview

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 Architect of the Treasury, James A. Wetmore, with a major addition completed in 1939. The building houses a variety of federal tenants with the Internal Revenue Service occupying the largest amount of space followed by the U.S. Courts, U.S. Probation, U.S. Marshals,... more

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 Architect of the Treasury, James A. Wetmore, with a major addition completed in 1939. The building houses a variety of federal tenants with the Internal Revenue Service occupying the largest amount of space followed by the U.S. Courts, U.S. Probation, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorneys, and General Services Administration. The partial modernization of the federal building will result in complete replacement of major infrastructure systems. The project is aiming to be GSA’s first major site net-zero energy (NZE) building on the National Register of Historic Places. Project Update: the project is currently in a detailed measurement and verification period. Estimated energy performance is being tracked closely to each individual energy end use, using the high level of sub-metering available. less

Team

Business Owner
General Services Administration

Contractor
Beck Group

Designer
Westlake Reed Leskosky

Structure
Details

Location

Grand Junction, CO
(ASHRAE Zone 5B)

Square Footage

41,562 (gross)
21,000 (net)

Project Cost

$15 M

Resource
Usage

Site Use Intensity

13.4 kBTU/yr-gsf (estimated)
18 (2013) (actual)

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Source Use Intensity

45 kBTU/yr-gsf (no renewables) (estimated)

Renewable Energy Production

173,800 kwh (estimated)
M&V (2013) (actual)

Space Heating

669.2 MMBTU (baseline)
42.4 MMBTU (proposed)

Space Cooling

293 MMBTU (baseline)
92.8 MMBTU (proposed)

Heat Rejection

22.5 MMBTU (baseline)
1.1 MMBTU (proposed)

Lighting

205.4 MMBTU (baseline)
88.4 MMBTU (proposed)

Fans/Pumps

180.5 MMBTU (baseline)
167.3 MMBTU (proposed)

Receptacles

135 MMBTU (baseline)
135 MMBTU (proposed)

Water Collection

N/A (baseline)

Water Use

173.2 kGallons (baseline)
103.6 kGallons (proposed)

Service Hot Water

32.8 MMBTU (baseline)
29.9 MMBTU (proposed)

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The Wayne Aspinall Federal Building received funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) for a modernization to transform the building into a high-performance workplace of the 21st century. The project was developed using a competitive Design-Build approach, seeking to achieve maximum value for the US government for a given target budget. While the original prospectus called for a LEED Silver goal, with a 30% reduction over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, it was determined that a higher set of goals was possible: site net zero energy and LEED Platinum.

Industry
Rankings

Green Building

LEED-NC v3.0 Platinum

ENERGY STAR Score

100 (anticipated)

Improvement

68.7% (ASHRAE 90.1-2007)

Related Blogs News and Documents

Recool launch

December 10, 2012 am31 12:00 am

Grand Function - eco-structure

April 17, 2012 am30 12:00 am

pdf  Aspinall Building Fact Sheet
This is a downloadable fact sheet.

pdf  Aspinall Sustainable Design Narrative
This is a downloadable overview of the project.