Nederland Colorado’s old town shop had been declared irreparable, so a new building was needed for continued safe and reliable vehicle maintenance operations. Winter maintenance is key to keeping equipment operating—and keeping icy mountain roads clear. Additionally, the project needed to align with the town requirement that the building be Net Zero and adhere to a strict budget.
Acting as the design lead, JBA Engineering reached out to DMA for the shop’s energy planning and mechanical services design.
Working with the integrated team to create a design meeting those requirements, DMA Engineering presented its recommendations to the town’s Board of Trustees for approval. The design included several innovative approaches:
This project proves a heavy-use industrial building that serves a vital function can also be extremely energy efficient—not only meeting programmatic needs, but also fulfilling budgetary requirements while actually enhancing the building’s function.
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