In Iowa, United States
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State of Iowa's LEED building.
Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building
This modern facility houses more than 90 employees of the two agencies. It is modeled to consume 63 percent less energy than a typical office building of similar size that is compliant with the Iowa Energy Code and an on-site photovoltaic renewable energy source will contribute about 12.5 of its total energy use. The building features a long list of energy efficiency measures highlighted by a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, which provides the largest energy savings, as well as super-efficient precast concrete wall panels with integrated edge-to-edge rigid insulation, the daylight harvesting solar screens and two long building wings in a V-shaped design for maximum use of daylight, an energy management system that includes lighting and occupancy sensors throughout the building and special plug outlet controls in employee work spaces, a water management system that reduces water use by about 46 percent, and operable windows for use on temperate days.
The State has applied for the highest certification, LEED Platinum, from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in areas of energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Part of the Iowa Capitol Complex Series:
Not Grimey (GC32R82)
May Peace Prevail (GC34XWY)
I’m looking over… (GC32WQ1)
Work Hands (GC3V3MQ)
Park, Not Parking Lot (GC3V3MX)
USS S-36 (GC3V3N3)
Last Updated: on 7/1/2015 5:14:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:14 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum