Daylight enters the buildings from all sides, as well as the overhead skylight. A varying degree of frit across the glass roof responds to solar exposure. Conference rooms and meeting facilities in the building’s core enable energy-efficient HVAC zoning and operating cost savings. Photo by ZGF Architects.
While energy use for a typical Northwest office building averages around 106, KBtu/SF/year, Federal Center South Building 1202 is tracking an EUI of 20.3 KBtu/SF/year because of innovative and integrated energy-saving technologies including Phase Change Material (PCM) and a ground source heat pump system. PCM is a solution with a high heat of fusion that melts and solidifies at 55˚F and provides the ability to shave the peak heat demand to off-peak hours. - Photo Credit: ZGF Architects LLP
Nearly 200,000 board feet of structural timber and 100,000 board feet of roof decking from the decommissioned warehouse were milled and reused as structural framing, and decking, as well as wall surfaces. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
The design was driven by the workplace concept, and the building’s place in Seattle. It is built not just for what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs today, but also for its future. - Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
AIA COTE Winner: Federal Center South Building 1202