MKK HELPS SETS ANOTHER TREND WITH THE LEED V4 PLATINUM FORT COLLINS UTILITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
The City of Fort Collins demonstrates it deep commitment to sustainability with its new Utility Administration Building. The new 37,500 square foot administration office for Fort Collins Utilities is the first LEED v4 New Construction Platinum certification in the state of Colorado, and third in the nation.
Achieving all 18 LEED Energy & Atmosphere points was critical to Platinum Certification. The team followed an integrated design approach that invested in enhanced building envelope performance in order to reduce the size and cost of the high-efficiency water source heat pump HVAC system. The project also has 104 kW photovoltaic system and an energy use intensity of 11 kBtu/sf/year. The building has advanced energy metering which will allow the energy performance to be measured and verified over time.
MKK is proud to have played a key role as M/E/P engineer on the integrated team with RNL Design to help the City of Fort Collins achieve this important milestone. MKK adds this to many other industry firsts, including the M/E/P design for Colorado’s first, and the nation’s fourth LEED Platinum Core and Shell project with the Signature Centre, and Colorado’s first LEED Platinum K-12 school with Casey Middle School.