Government Projects

EcoDEEP works with local municipalities, county, state and federal governmental agencies to improve energy and environmental impacts, long term operational performance and cost savings.  That's just the start. We believe in government for the people by the people. Because after all, sustainability is really all about people, isn't it?  I used to work with a guy who, as we finished up a project said "Well, that's good enough for government work". Sustainablility is. 

Photos courtesy of Paulsen Architects.

Blue Earth County Courthouse and Justice Center

Mankato, MN

 

The project achieved LEED Silver Certification

 

EcoDEEP provided sustainability planning, review, research and LEED documentation planning and management services for the project. 

  

The 193,000sf building on two levels does not use potable water for irrigation, reduced the building's potable water use for flush and flow fixtures by 36% through the use of low-flow fixtures, reduced energy us by 33%, procures 35% of its energy needs through grid based renewable energy, diverted 64% of its construction waste from landfills to recycling centers, 69% of its materials contain recycled content, over 39% of its materials and products were manufactured within 500 miles of the project site, 84% of all wood used on the project is sustainably harvested and FSC certified, and all interior paints, sealants, adhesives, flooring and agrifiber products are low voc content materials. 

 

Completed with Paulsen Architects

 

 


Images courtesy of Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

 

Fort Snelling, MN

 

The project is seeking LEED GOLD certification.

 

EcoDEEP is providing sustainability planning, review, research and LEED documentation planning and management services for the project. 

 

The project is under construction. Project goals include 45% energy savings, on site renewable energy production, 85% reduction in waste, renovation and re-use of an existing building, impeccable indoor air quality and environmentally responsible use of water, land and materials. 

 

Completed with Ryan Companies US, Inc and HGA Architects and Engineers. 

 

 


Photos courtesy of Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

The project achieved LEED Silver Certification


EcoDEEP provided sustainable design consulting and review services for the project. 

 

The eight story 305,999 square foot, $160 million courthouse houses nine federal agencies, five courtrooms, a history center and a law library, which serves the courts and attorneys.

 

The courthouse merges the formal with contemporary by integrating horizontal cut limestone and blast resistant glass, which makes up 40 percent of the building, and literally makes the eight stories transparent from the outside, as well as inside. The five state-of-the-art courtrooms are unique because the windows allow natural light to illuminate the stone walls, which serve as a backdrop for the judge’s bench. There is a special proceedings courtroom, which is larger than the other four, but all are similarly designed with a wave-like ceiling for texture and limestone walls contrasting with cherry woodwork and furnishings – doors, jury box, judge’s bench, witness stand, and gallery area.

 

 

Completed with Ryan Companies US, Inc. and William Rawn Architects.


 

 

Photos courtesy of Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Warren E. Burger Federal Courthouse and Office Building

Saint Paul, MN

 

The project achieved LEED Silver Certification

 

EcoDEEP provided sustainability planning, review, research and LEED documentation planning and management services for the project. 

 

This ten story 372,000sf, $70 million federal office and courthouse house building underwent a five year renovation project during which time the entire interior of the building was demolished, redesigned and reconstructed, including all mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. The result is a new and vibrant high performance office and courthouse facility that has retained the context and character of the original building while providing a more modern aesthetic and functional appeal. The project reorganized the building to function solely as a courthouse, upgrading the existing nine courtrooms and adding five new ones; meeting the federal judiciary’s long-term space needs. Meeting security, accessibility and environmental needs the renovation addressed critical prisoner, judicial and public security concerns while simultaneously bringing the building into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project focused on modernization and making much-needed security upgrades to enhance the safety of court employees and the general public as well as ensuring systems were in accordance with the U.S. Marshal Service, the Federal Protective Service and Department of Homeland Security Guidelines. The building was also made more sustainable and energy efficient to meet silver-level LEED-certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and to improve indoor air quality and long-term operating costs.

 

Completed with Ryan Companies US, Inc and Teng Architects

 


 

Images courtesy of Burns&McDonnell Architects and Engineers

 

 

 

AHATS Readiness Center

Arden Hills, MN

 

The AHATS Readiness Center in Arden Hills, MN has achieved LEED Silver Certification. Now ain't that something!

 

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

 

 

EcoDEEP worked with the Minnesota Army National Guard, Burn&McDonnell Architects and the rest of the project team to provide LEED Planning and Documentation services for the project. 

 

The project achieved 40% energy savings beyond code, 39% potable water savings in the building's interior, no use of potable water for irrigation on the building's site, 82% of all construction waste was diverted from landfills, impeccable indoor air quality and environmentally responsible use of water, land and materials. 

 

 

Completed with Burns&McDonnell Architects and Engineers

 

 


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