• Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory
  • Daylighting contributes to delivering a bright, pleasant, productive workplace
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory
  • High-efficiency cast iron boilers were specified for longevity and fuel savings
  • An air-cooled chiller provides supplemental cooling, when necessary
  • Colorado Springs Utilities

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    The new 48,500 SF Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory sets a new standard for water testing laboratories nationwide. In addition to offering functional lab operations, a primary project goal was to achieve a highly sustainable design. As the team’s sustainable design consultant and mechanical/electrical engineer, RMH guided the design process to integrate the building with the natural environment. Sustainable design features — such as evaporative cooling, daylighting, and water-conserving appliances/fixtures — have reduced energy and water costs by 30% and 44%, respectively. The facility is the first lab in Colorado both to attain LEED Silver certification and to comply with EPA’s Labs21 criteria.
 

Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory

Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The new 48,500 SF Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory sets a new standard for water testing laboratories nationwide. In addition to offering functional lab operations, a primary project goal was to achieve a highly sustainable design. As the team’s sustainable design consultant and mechanical/electrical engineer, RMH guided the design process to integrate the building with the natural environment. Sustainable design features — such as evaporative cooling, daylighting, and water-conserving appliances/fixtures — have reduced energy and water costs by 30% and 44%, respectively. The facility is the first lab in Colorado both to attain LEED Silver certification and to comply with EPA’s Labs21 criteria.

Certifications

Certified LEED-NC Silver

Awards

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, Engineering Excellence Award, Building/Technology Systems Category, 2006
  • Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Exemplary Building Award, Commercial Buildings Category, 2006
  • ASHRAE Rocky Mountain Chapter, Energy Conservation Award, 2006