• BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • Reception Area at BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • Skylights bring natural light into offices at BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • Exterior overhangs and soffits limit solar gain during the summer months.
  • Skylights bring natural light into conference rooms and other spaces
  • Indirect/direct evaporative cooling AHU on roof of BLM Rawlins Field Office Building
  • Bureau of Land Management

    Rawlins, Wyoming

    The 32,540 SF Rawlins Field Office building is home to approximately 100 employees who administer public lands in south-central Wyoming.  This sustainable facility well reflects the BLM’s mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands it oversees.  Many facets of the design harmonize with the natural features, resources, and environment of the setting. The RMH Group took a double-pronged approach that draws on both energy efficiency and renewable energy. The HVAC, lighting, and daylighting systems are integrated to achieve a high level of efficiency.  A 20 kW wind turbine taps central Wyoming’s wind energy potential to offset 10% of the building’s energy needs.  These sustainable strategies reduce electricity and gas usage by 43% and 24%, respectively. Water-stingy plumbing fixtures contribute to a 30% savings in water use. The building’s occupants enjoy views of the Wyoming outdoors, ample daylight, and fresh air thanks to creative daylighting techniques and numerous operable windows. The design also features a carbon dioxide monitoring system to regulate the amount of fresh air entering the building. The BLM Rawlins Field Office building is certified LEED-NC Gold.
 

BLM Rawlins Field Office Building

Bureau of Land Management

Rawlins, Wyoming

The 32,540 SF Rawlins Field Office building is home to approximately 100 employees who administer public lands in south-central Wyoming.  This sustainable facility well reflects the BLM’s mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands it oversees.  Many facets of the design harmonize with the natural features, resources, and environment of the setting.

The RMH Group took a double-pronged approach that draws on both energy efficiency and renewable energy. The HVAC, lighting, and daylighting systems are integrated to achieve a high level of efficiency.  A 20 kW wind turbine taps central Wyoming’s wind energy potential to offset 10% of the building’s energy needs.  These sustainable strategies reduce electricity and gas usage by 43% and 24%, respectively. Water-stingy plumbing fixtures contribute to a 30% savings in water use.

The building’s occupants enjoy views of the Wyoming outdoors, ample daylight, and fresh air thanks to creative daylighting techniques and numerous operable windows. The design also features a carbon dioxide monitoring system to regulate the amount of fresh air entering the building.

The BLM Rawlins Field Office building is certified LEED-NC Gold.

Certifications

Certified LEED-NC Gold

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, Engineering Excellence Awards, Merit Award, 2007