Fort Collins building earns platinum honor
Photo courtesy ofKevin Duggan\The Coloradoan
Fort Collins Utilities’ new administration building has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state.
The building in Colorado has received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation from the U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC, reports the Coloradoan.
The building is nearly net-zero in terms of energy, meaning it produces almost as much as it uses, according to the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University. The institute helped shepherd the building through the LEED process.
Platinum is the highest designation available.
The new building’s heating and cooling system is designed to be highly efficient. Solar panels on its roof help power the building.
More than 95 percent of construction waste from the project was diverted from landfills.
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