General Services Administration Federal Center South Building

Located on the shores of an industrial Superfund site, the Federal Center South 1202 Redevelopment sought to reclaim an existing 1940s warehouse site and transform it into a modern integrated workplace environment for the General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

For this ambitious project, Heery provided construction management agency (CMa) services, energy modeling/energy analysis, LEED support and full commissioning services, including measurements and validation (M&V) of the collaborative design-build project.

Designed to exceed LEED Gold standards, the high performance building integrates active and passive systems, materials and design strategies, including optimized form and building orientation, a central atrium providing natural lighting to the interior core of the building, and innovative mechanical HVAC systems using ventilation exhaust and heat recovery systems. As a result the building uses an estimated 25.6 Kbtu/sf/year, earning an Energy Star Score of 100 and placing it in the top 1% of comparable buildings.

Federal Center South is one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the GSA property portfolio and achieves the benchmarks of the government’s 2030 Challenge of reducing energy use in federal buildings.

Key components of this project include the following:

  • Optimized building orientation for minimizing energy use through passive design strategies
  • Heat recovery ventilation system
  • Superfund site redevelopment
  • Highly energy-efficient

Services

Commissioning
Construction Management

Location

Seattle, WA

Size

209,000 SF

Awards

2013, American Institute of Architects, Committee on the Environment (COTE), COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2013, Engineering Excellence Awards, Best in State, Silver Award 2013, Parsons Brinkerhoff Americas Project of the Year Award Finalist 2012, National Institute of Building Sciences, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Beyond Green High-Performance Building Award, Honor Award - First Place for High-Performance Buildings 2012, AIA Seattle, What Makes it Green?, Honorable Mention 2012, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Project of the Year Award, Fourth Place