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National Renewable Energy Laboratories Research Support Facilities Building

 

Situated on the Golden, Colorado campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the 220,000 sf Research Support Facility is a showcase office building demonstrating that highly efficient, large scale buildings can be both aesthetically pleasing and cost-competitive.  The certified LEED-NC Platinum project is considered one of the most energy efficient buildings of its scale in the world and is on target to operate at a net-zero energy consumption annually.

 

Project Type

Government, Office/Retail

Date

2010

Location

Golden, Colorado

Architect

RNL Design

Contractor

Haselden Construction

Owner Developer

United States Department of Energy

Cost

$64.2 Million

Region

Colorado Front Range - Central/South

Project Delivery Type

Design Build

Services Provided

Structural Engineering, Steel Detailing

Materials

SteelConcrete - Mildly reinforced

Features

Innovative design to reduce energy use by 50%, Labyrinth thermal storage, Reclaimed steel gas piping used as structural columns, LEED Platinum, largest net zero project in the U.S.

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