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The Research Support Facility / RNL Design

  • 01:00 - 5 July, 2011
The Research Support Facility / RNL Design
The Research Support Facility / RNL Design, © Frank Ooms
© Frank Ooms

© Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Golden, CO, United States
  • Interior Design

    RNL Design
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Stantec Consulting
  • Structural Engineer

    KL&A Engineering, Golden Office
  • Electrical Engineer

    Stantec Consulting
  • Civil Engineer

    Martin / Martin, Inc.
  • Area

    222000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Research Support Facility (RSF) is a very significant building for DOE and NREL. It is a showcase of how high-performance buildings can be aesthetically compelling, acquired at a competitive first-cost and lifecycle cost, and through integrated design, how high-performance buildings can reduce performance risks to the Owner and constructor. Not only is the RSF designed to meet the LEED Platinum rating as defined by the US Green Buildings Council, it is slated to be the first Zero Energy Building (ZEB) of its kind. The building is a showcase of sustainable high-performance design. It demonstrates the integration of high performance design features and practices, showcases technology advances, and captures the public’s imagination for renewable and energy efficient technologies.

© Frank Ooms
© Frank Ooms

This world class office facility is occupied by 820 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Department of Energy Golden Field Office (DOE) staff. In addition to open office, semi-private and some private offices, the facility includes a library, employee lunch room and lobby, as well as conference and support spaces.

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