H+Mdg and Enterprise Builders teamed with Yearout Energy Services in an innovative approach to renovate a 43-year-old 87,891 sq. ft. facility for the State of New Mexico. H+Mdg performed a facility assessment and planning study to identify the required improvements necessary to bring the State of New Mexico facility into compliance with building codes, increased energy efficiency, space utilization and adequacy standards, and provide for interior improvements to a facility that hasn’t seen an investment in over its 43 years of full-time occupancy. The study recommended all improvements which totaled close to $24M. Limited availability of state funding for the following years prohibited the improvements from moving forward.
H+Mdg, as a part of a design-build team, worked together for over a year to develop the necessary support and documentation to bring innovative financing to the state agency through an energy service company (ESCO) agreement. Initial renovation work included envelope improvements that replaced all exterior windows and sealed the exterior block from unwanted air and water infiltration. With the ESCO approved, the design-build team moved forward with the design of interior envelope improvements and a full interior building renovation. The next phase added roof insulation and insulation of the interior side of exterior walls, replaced all interior lighting, plumbing and mechanical with highly efficient systems which will be able to significantly improve building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The completed project will meet LEED Silver or even Gold requirements.
The design-build team developed creative phasing and closely collaborated with the building users to meet schedule requirements. Due to the innovative financing and design-build approach to the project, the project cost is $19.6M for a savings of $5M from the estimated improvements budget established in 2013.
Square Feet: 87,891
Construction Cost: $19,600,000