Net Zero Road Map Achieved for MOB
Farnsworth Group analyzed energy goals to create a road map toward net zero energy for the new three-story Pueblo Community Health Center East Side Clinic. Our team then designed the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems to achieve those goals, returning approximately $126,000 in savings from Black Hills Energy rebates.
Our commissioning team supported initial goal setting, identifying practical sustainable options and approaches, and prepared the documents to serve as a road map to achieve the owner's energy goals. The effort included setting goals set in a study, then tracking them to completion. The study also documented the historic utility usage of the owner’s previous facility to develop an operational baseline.
Pending verification by the New Buildings Institute, the East Side Clinic is expected to be the first Zero Energy outpatient clinic in the state of Colorado.
The sustainable features for the East Side Clinic include:
- A geothermal heating and cooling system incorporating a dedicated outside air energy recovery unit
- 280 kW photovoltaic array on a covered parking structure and the building's roof
- LED lighting