Fort Collins East District Parks Maintenance Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Fort Collins East District Parks Maintenance Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification

We are thrilled to announce that the new City of Fort Collins East Park Maintenance Facility has achieved LEED Gold certification. Clark & Enersen led the design of the maintenance facility, which is strategically located to maximize efficiencies for daily maintenance tasks through housing and storage of localized parks equipment. Sustainable design features and areas of impact include:

Site Infrastructure

  • EV Charger Infrastructure installed for future use.

Water Efficiency

  • 75% Reduction in Outdoor Water Use for Irrigation (from baseline).
  • 27% Reduction in Indoor Water Use (from baseline).

Energy & Atmosphere

  • 82% Reduction in Energy Use (from baseline).
  • 80% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (from baseline).
  • Use of Photovoltaic Panels to generate up to 75% of the building annual energy needs.

Materials & Resources

  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for 44% of specified products.
  • 50% of construction and demolition waste diverted from landfill.

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • 100% Low-Emitting Materials were used for flooring, composite wood, & insulation.
  • Occupant-controlled thermal and lighting, for better occupant comfort.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for the City of Fort Collins and our firm and shows our commitment to sustainable design solutions,” stated Architect Andrea Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, who led the planning and design of the sustainable features. “This certification identifies the facility as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates our firm’s commitment to transforming the building industry through sustainable design.”

The 6,000-square-foot East Park Maintenance Facility consists of office space for district parks crews and maintenance bays for servicing equipment and vehicles. It also features a large maintenance yard used for vehicular parking, landscape supplies, seasonal equipment storage, a fueling station, trash dumpsters, recycling bins, and enclosed tool storage.

For more information about Clark & Enersen’s expertise in sustainable design, please visit our dedicated Sustainable and Human-Centered Design page, where you can view other examples of LEED projects completed by our firm.

About Clark & Enersen: Clark & Enersen is a leading, full-service design firm serving clients across the nation from its offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Fairway, Kansas; Fort Collins, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; and Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1946, they offer a comprehensive in-house team with design professionals in the primary disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering, as well as experts in commissioning, community and stakeholder engagement, construction administration, digital experience design, energy modeling, grant assistance, laboratory planning, land development, and sustainable and human-centered design.