Rock River Water Reclamation District

New Administrative Building, Consulting and Commissioning

New Administrative Building, Consulting and Commissioning - Rockford, IL

Overview

The project involved a new 28,000-square-foot Administration Building for the Water Reclamation District. G/BA provided LEED consulting, building energy modeling, and fundamental and enhanced commissioning. The project achieved LEED Silver certification.

Features

Energy-saving features include:

  • Water-source heat pump with heat rejection to wastewater
  • Advanced daylighting
  • Optimized building envelope
  • Recovery of biogas for on-site power generation

Projected savings of the design are 35% vs. conventional construction. About 20% of the site's energy needs are met with recovered biogas.