• Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building
  • Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building
  • Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building
  • Fort Collins Utilities

    Fort Collins, Colorado

    Having primary functions of storing and washing service vehicles, the new Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building wouldn’t appear to be a likely candidate for cutting-edge green building design. However, the City of Fort Collins desired for its new facility to achieve a much higher level of sustainability than would be typical for such a utilitarian building. The resulting 15,252 SF Vehicle Storage Building has met the City’s goals and achieved LEED-NC Silver certification through implementation of innovative design and construction strategies. Since the facility doesn’t utilize mechanical cooling, energy use during summer months is significantly reduced. A radiant floor heating system, combined with application of high-efficiency condensing boilers, provides further energy savings. The building’s footprint was rotated 90 degrees from its original planned orientation, primarily to increase daylighting opportunities. Lighting is closely regulated via a day¬≠light harvesting control system that only initiates electric lighting when sufficient daylight is unavailable. Through implementation of these and other energy-efficiency measures, the facility uses approximately 50 percent less energy than a typical building of its type.
 

Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building

Fort Collins Utilities

Fort Collins, Colorado

Having primary functions of storing and washing service vehicles, the new Fort Collins Utilities Vehicle Storage Building wouldn’t appear to be a likely candidate for cutting-edge green building design. However, the City of Fort Collins desired for its new facility to achieve a much higher level of sustainability than would be typical for such a utilitarian building. The resulting 15,252 SF Vehicle Storage Building has met the City’s goals and achieved LEED-NC Silver certification through implementation of innovative design and construction strategies.

Since the facility doesn’t utilize mechanical cooling, energy use during summer months is significantly reduced. A radiant floor heating system, combined with application of high-efficiency condensing boilers, provides further energy savings. The building’s footprint was rotated 90 degrees from its original planned orientation, primarily to increase daylighting opportunities. Lighting is closely regulated via a day¬≠light harvesting control system that only initiates electric lighting when sufficient daylight is unavailable. Through implementation of these and other energy-efficiency measures, the facility uses approximately 50 percent less energy than a typical building of its type.

Certifications

Certified LEED-NC Silver