• Colorado Spring Utilities Laboratory
  • Colorado Spring Utilities Laboratory
  • Colorado Spring Utilities Laboratory
  • Colorado Springs Utilities

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    The new Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory is the proving ground where the community’s drinking water and treated wastewater is tested for quality. In addition to offering functional lab operations, the 48,500 SF facility is highly sustainable in its construction and operations. It is the first lab in Colorado both to attain LEED Silver certification and to comply with EPA’s Labs21 criteria. As the team’s LEED consultant and mechanical/electrical engineer, RMH guided the design process to integrate and optimize systems. Implementation of evaporative cooling, daylighting, and water-conserving appliances/fixtures, among other key strategies, reduced energy and water costs by 30% and 44%, respectively.
 

Colorado Spring Utilities Laboratory

Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The new Colorado Springs Utilities Laboratory is the proving ground where the community’s drinking water and treated wastewater is tested for quality. In addition to offering functional lab operations, the 48,500 SF facility is highly sustainable in its construction and operations. It is the first lab in Colorado both to attain LEED Silver certification and to comply with EPA’s Labs21 criteria. As the team’s LEED consultant and mechanical/electrical engineer, RMH guided the design process to integrate and optimize systems. Implementation of evaporative cooling, daylighting, and water-conserving appliances/fixtures, among other key strategies, reduced energy and water costs by 30% and 44%, respectively.

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