• BLM Farmington Office Building
  • BLM Farmington Warehouse
  • Photovoltaic Array Located on the Roof of BLM Farmington Office Building
  • BLM Farmington Office Building
  • Bureau of Land Management

    Farmington, New Mexico

    The Farmington Field Office manages 1.8 million acres of public land in northwest New Mexico. A new 35,000 SF field office building and a new 5,000 SF warehouse were designed and constructed to accommodate the 150 employees and other resources required to administer these public lands. RMH was responsible for designing the facilities’ sustainable HVAC, plumbing, and lighting systems, along with an on-site renewable energy generation system. The office building’s HVAC system includes indirect/direct evaporative cooling with energy recovery and thermal displacement ventilation. This combination of features offers high levels of energy efficiency, occupancy comfort, and system controllability. Implementation of low-flow water fixtures throughout the facility is anticipated to yield water savings of more than 30%. RMH’s lighting design strategy for the office building marries high-efficiency lighting fixtures with a carefully orchestrated lighting/daylighting control scheme. The two-story building is able to harvest daylight through use of a light monitor/clearstory, which delivers light to the lower level. Dimmable ballasts governed by photosensors detect the amount of natural light entering a space and regulate levels of electrical lighting accordingly. Occupancy sensors ensure lighting is turned off in unoccupied spaces to provide further energy and costs savings. The office building and warehouse are both situated in an ideal environment to harvest on-site power via photovoltaics (PV). RMH was responsible for integrating roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays into the facilities’ exist­ing electri­cal system to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel-derived power. The power production capacities for the office building and warehouse arrays are 50 kW and 20 kW, respectively. 2.5 kW of PV arrays are also mounted on three sun shelters located around the office building. Their combined power-generating capacity is enough to offset approximately 30% of the electrical demand for both buildings. The office building earned LEED-NC Gold certification and the warehouse earned LEED-NC Silver certification.
 

BLM Farmington Field Office Building and Warehouse

Bureau of Land Management

Farmington, New Mexico

The Farmington Field Office manages 1.8 million acres of public land in northwest New Mexico. A new 35,000 SF field office building and a new 5,000 SF warehouse were designed and constructed to accommodate the 150 employees and other resources required to administer these public lands. RMH was responsible for designing the facilities’ sustainable HVAC, plumbing, and lighting systems, along with an on-site renewable energy generation system.

The office building’s HVAC system includes indirect/direct evaporative cooling with energy recovery and thermal displacement ventilation. This combination of features offers high levels of energy efficiency, occupancy comfort, and system controllability. Implementation of low-flow water fixtures throughout the facility is anticipated to yield water savings of more than 30%.

RMH’s lighting design strategy for the office building marries high-efficiency lighting fixtures with a carefully orchestrated lighting/daylighting control scheme. The two-story building is able to harvest daylight through use of a light monitor/clearstory, which delivers light to the lower level. Dimmable ballasts governed by photosensors detect the amount of natural light entering a space and regulate levels of electrical lighting accordingly. Occupancy sensors ensure lighting is turned off in unoccupied spaces to provide further energy and costs savings.

The office building and warehouse are both situated in an ideal environment to harvest on-site power via photovoltaics (PV). RMH was responsible for integrating roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays into the facilities’ exist­ing electri­cal system to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel-derived power. The power production capacities for the office building and warehouse arrays are 50 kW and 20 kW, respectively. 2.5 kW of PV arrays are also mounted on three sun shelters located around the office building. Their combined power-generating capacity is enough to offset approximately 30% of the electrical demand for both buildings.

The office building earned LEED-NC Gold certification and the warehouse earned LEED-NC Silver certification.

Certifications

  • Certified LEED-NC Gold (office building)
  • Certified LEED-NC Silver (warehouse)