OLMSTED COUNTY HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE FACILITY
Project type: New construction
Size: 120,560 square feet
Completion: December 2009
The building consists of approximately 71,350 square feet of vehicle storage, 22,000 square feet of vehicle maintenance, 7,200 square feet of shop space and 9,350 square feet of office space, which includes a large multi-purpose room, locker rooms, private offices, open office space and a conference room. The county board discussed LEED certification at length but decided instead to follow LEED guidelines and use the monies toward the project. Many energy efficient strategies and sustainable materials were used on this project, including: a reflective white roof, storm water retaining for a 500 year flood event on ¾ of the site, daylighting (plus views for 95% of staff), high efficiency lighting, motion sensors/ detectors for interior lights, geo-thermal heating, energy recovery systems and finish materials with recycled content.