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Fort Collins Utilities Administration Building: A LEED v4 Analysis

GBCI: 0920010799

This case study analyzes the City of Fort Collin's Utilities Administration Building (UAB), currently under construction and is aiming to achieve LEED v4 Platinum BD+C. During this 30 minute presentation, presenters dive into energy, envelop design and daylighting analysis and points in LEED BD+C v4 rating system.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v4

Published on: September 26, 2016

Average: 4 (5 votes)


The City of Fort Collins has some of the most stringent building codes in the United States. In June 2013, RNL was commissioned by the City of Fort Collins to develop a vision plan for a new civic center in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. Phase I of the master plan, the 39,600 sf Utilities Administration Building sets the tone for the future civic development, and as such has high performance goals. This presentation describes the project goals, design decisions and performance challenges of the building envelope and daylight design optimization, and its role in the integrated design process. Learn how the building envelope evolved to exceed the City requirements, how this influenced the glazing performance, and how the team leveraged daylight analysis software to meet the new LEED v4 daylight criteria.

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  1. Determine how the UAB building designed through a performance-based, integrative process.
  2. Analyze meeting and exceeding IECC and local city regulations.
  3. Show the options for high performance envelop design.
  4. Determine how proactive analysis helps link daylight design and envelop efficiency.
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USGBC Colorado
Denver, CO
United States


Sydney Nelson
Katie Finnegan
Colin Inderwish
Daniel Glaser
Dominic Weilminster
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