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CoFC Utilities Administration Building Energy Star Score of 100

After collecting the required 12 months of real-world energy use data, the City of Fort Collins Utilities Administration Building (UAB) at 222 Laporte has received an Energy Star Score of 100! Stu Reeve, the CoFC Energy Manager, called it "Exciting news! [...] Pretty impressive for the first year of operation."

The LEED Platinum building features a 100 KW rooftop solar array, extensive and careful daylighting, recycled and local materials, and a heat pump mechanical system. These systems are also engineered to tie-in with future projects as the city develops a civic campus. You can see photos and find more information at the project's page.

UAB Awarded Leed Platinum

The recently completed Utilities Administration Building was awarded LEED Platinum in a ceremony today. We're quite excited about the designation, as speakers presented it as the first building in Colorado (and only the third in the country and fourth in the world) to be awarded Platinum under the new LEED v4 standard for new construction. 

Platinum was the City of Fort Collins' target from the inception of the project, and we were pleased to be able to work so closely with the City and RNL to meet that target.

Congratulations, City of Fort Collins! And thank you for helping to lead the charge on sustainability!

"Butterfly" Building Renovation Under Way!

[au]workshop has designed a renovation for the historic Dairy Gold Creamery (located between Laporte and Howes Streets in Fort Collins) for a new coffee shop tenant. The building, a good local example of the Googie style of architecture, was carefully relocated slightly to the East in order to accommodate the new Utilities Administration Building, itself a collaboration between [au]workshop and RNL Design.

Out-of date mechanical and electrical systems, lack of accessibility compliance, and the absence of restrooms and other services, dictated a complete interior renovation, with the goal of making it a lively tenant space. Working closely with the City of Fort Collins, we developed a plan that houses a customer sales space and seating, a limited commercial kitchen and an accessible restroom all in an area less than 400 square feet. 

Work is now beginning on the renovation itself, and construction is expected to take approximately a month, so we'll post another update when it is completed.

Utilities Administration Building Nearly Complete!

The City of Fort Collins Utilities Administration Building (UAB) at Laporte and Howes is wrapping up construction this week. We partnered with RNL Design for the project, and we're pleased to see its progress. Final touch-ups are being made this week, with the city scheduled to begin moving in shortly thereafter. 

The new facility houses some 112 open office spaces and a dozen private offices, along with training spaces and customer facilities, all designed to maximize natural light yet minimize glare. The mechanical and electrical systems, including rooftop solar and heat pumps, are also engineered to tie-in with future projects as the city develops a civic campus. Currently the project is on target to achieve LEED Platinum.

Our office took a tour recently, so we thought we'd share a few photos (below). We'll be uploading professional photos (and possibly drone footage!) soon.