Ada County Courthouse and Administration Building: Boise, ID

Maintaining Efficiency

LCA Architects

Even a new building that is designed for efficiency and sustainability can improve its performance through constant monitoring, adjustments, maintenance and annual evaluation of systems. A recommissioning project, annual reviews of electricity consumption and load factors, and facilities staff training have contributed to the building’s energy savings. This Boise, Idaho, building takes advantage of a municipal geothermal heating system, which uses water from hot springs to heat buildings. A rail yard formerly occupied the site, which was designated as a brownfield.

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