What was the project cost?
Total project cost (land excluded): $11,000,000 US Dollars
Several green measures implemented throughout the building reduce energy costs, manifested both in energy use, initial costs, and maintenance cost savings as compared to conventional measures. Innovative strategies for heating and cooling included making use of the abundant cold recycled water produced by the water treatment plant on site.

Use of natural ventilation systems eliminated the energy costs of operating a chiller plus the initial cost of installation, as well as the cost and material use of sheet metal ducting that would have been used for a building this size. The initial cost for the operable windows and fans necessary for natural ventilation and thermal comfort were offset by eliminating the need for a building-wide mechanical cooling system and its associated costs.

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