OPN Architects has received Excellence in Energy Efficient Design awards recognizing outstanding efforts in reducing energy use. Award candidates were selected from projects whose builders participated in the Commercial New Construction Program offered by Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy and MidAmerican Energy Company. Projects must have been completed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. The awards were presented during the AIA Iowa Convention in Des Moines on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
We’re happy about the recognition, and excited that our dedication to provide the best possible design for our clients can be measured in one aspect by the energy we save them.
The following projects were recognized for reaching exceptional annual kBTU savings:
OPN and Farris Engineering for the Des Moines Fire Training and Logistics Facility, achieving a 63 percent annual kBTU savings.
OPN and Design Engineers for the Iowa City Community School District’s Norman Borlaug Elementary School in Coralville, achieving a 61 percent annual kBTU savings.
OPN and Design Engineers for the Marion Independent School District’s Vernon Middle School, achieving a 54 percent annual kBTU savings.