Photo courtesy of Mazzetti

Solution

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy Systems Integration Facility

Golden, CO

Client

Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch

Completion

2013

Awards

2014 Sustainable Design Award, Metal Architecture
2014 Salt River Pima Sustainable Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Arizona Chapter
2014 PRIDE Award, Award of Merit, Sustainability, International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - Southwest Chapter
2014 Lab of the Year, R&D Magazine
2014 Arizona Public Service Energy Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Arizona Chapter
2013 Award of Merit, Public/Government Buildings, ENR Mountain States

With a growing need for clean energy, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) embarked on an initiative called Energy Systems Integration to promote research and improve these technologies.  The new facility houses equipment to support a comprehensive research effort that includes modeling and testing of proposed power systems in a controlled environment.  Commensurate with NREL’s objective to develop high-efficiency energy systems, they sought an energy-efficient facility to house their research efforts.  SGH commissioned the building enclosure systems.