Project profile: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Apr 30, 2014

The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. The project exemplifies sustainable preservation. It includes the restoration of historic volumes and finishes within both public and work spaces. Innovative building systems are incorporated to allow the building's prominent spaces to be preserved and showcased, while drastically reducing energy consumption. The modernization provides contemporary design that promotes public interaction. Exterior upgrades and roof replacement featuring Energy Star membrane and photovoltaic arrays are sensitively designed to be compatible with historic assets. New design elements compliment preserved historic features while remaining clearly distinguished from them.
(2014 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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