• FirstBank Headquarters Expansion
  • FirstBank Headquarters Expansion
  • FirstBank Headquarters Expansion
  • FirstBank Headquarters Expansion
  • FirstBank Headquarters Expansion
  • Lakewood, Colorado

    To accommodate the additional staff and infrastructure for its growing business, Colorado-based FirstBank expanded its headquarters building with a 120,000 SF, four-story building addition and a new four-level parking structure. The building addition has an open-office cubicle environment on each floor, plus a partial basement containing utility rooms and a fitness room. Energy efficiency was a driving force behind the HVAC system design for the building addition. Direct/indirect evaporative cooling serves as the primary method to cool building spaces. Two custom air handling units on the roof each contain two energy recovery wheels to reclaim heat that would otherwise be exhausted to the atmosphere. Two 96%-efficient condensing boilers reliably generate building heat with a high energy conversion rate and minimal energy losses. Further efficiencies were realized through the use of fans with variable-frequency drives, variable-air-volume air distribution systems, and variable-speed heating water pumps. LED lighting sources were used in the majority of spaces throughout the building to meet stringent energy efficiency, maintenance, and lighting quality requirements. In areas where daylight is available, photo sensors are used to detect the amount of light in the space and  adjust the artificial light to achieve a consistent level of light throughout the area. The RMH Group served as the project’s mechanical (HVAC), electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer and lighting designer.
 

FirstBank Headquarters Expansion

Lakewood, Colorado

To accommodate the additional staff and infrastructure for its growing business, Colorado-based FirstBank expanded its headquarters building with a 120,000 SF, four-story building addition and a new four-level parking structure. The building addition has an open-office cubicle environment on each floor, plus a partial basement containing utility rooms and a fitness room.

Energy efficiency was a driving force behind the HVAC system design for the building addition. Direct/indirect evaporative cooling serves as the primary method to cool building spaces. Two custom air handling units on the roof each contain two energy recovery wheels to reclaim heat that would otherwise be exhausted to the atmosphere. Two 96%-efficient condensing boilers reliably generate building heat with a high energy conversion rate and minimal energy losses. Further efficiencies were realized through the use of fans with variable-frequency drives, variable-air-volume air distribution systems, and variable-speed heating water pumps.

LED lighting sources were used in the majority of spaces throughout the building to meet stringent energy efficiency, maintenance, and lighting quality requirements. In areas where daylight is available, photo sensors are used to detect the amount of light in the space and  adjust the artificial light to achieve a consistent level of light throughout the area.

The RMH Group served as the project’s mechanical (HVAC), electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer and lighting designer.

LEED Status

Certified LEED-NC Gold

Awards

ENR Mountain States, Best 2016 Projects, Merit Award, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Category, 2016