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Institutional | JE DUNN – ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION FACILITY I An Uphill Climb JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility develop “It’s a partnership wetarget ed with SmithGroup to complex projects.” A 45-FOOT ELEVATION CHANGE IS NO OBSTACLE TO THE TEAM ON AN ENERGY LAB PROJECT. BY RUSS GAGER gies that are needed to move clean energy techn designing and building a structure for nologies onto the electrical grid “in-flight” and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) safely, and at the speed and scale required to National Renewable Energy Laboratory meet national goals. (NREL) that will help transform the way ESIF researchers will engineer, design, test renewable energy connects to the grid, it only • Project cost: $135 million and analyze components and systems to enable makes sense that the energy efficiency of the • Location: Golden, Colo. economic, reliable integration of renewable elecbuilding itself is a paramount concern. • Number of employees on site: 65 tricity, fuel production, storage and building effi“There are three distinct elements of the ciency technologies with the U.S. electricity delivbuilding,” JE Dunn Senior Project Manager • Scope: 182,500-square-foot lab ery infrastructure. Mike Tilbury explains. “It’s three buildings combined into one consisting of an office building, data center and a high-bay power Special Delivery –Mike Tilbury electronics laboratory.” DOE/NREL is utilizing a performance-based The 182,500-square-foot Energy Systems design/build delivery method for the project, Integration Facility (ESIF) will provide laboratory the total cost of which is $135 million. “NREL and office space for approximately 200 NREL researchers and support provided us with a 920-page request for proposals [RFP] narrative of staff who are working on interconnection of distributed electrical energy what the building must do, not what the building must be,” Tilbury systems like the smart grid and integrating renewable energy technoloexplains. “So it was up to the design/build team to take the performance gies into the electrical grid. requirements and deliver a conceptual design, budget and schedule in The ESIF will be the nation’s first facility that can conduct integrated response to the RFP document.” megawatt-scale research and development of components and strateIn 2008, NREL’s request for qualifications was solicited, and JE Dunn »The ESIF will provide laboratory and office space for about 200 National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers and support staff. 42 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 RENDERING COURTESY OF SMITHGROUP http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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