PUGET SOUND ENERGY | SKAGIT SERVICE CENTER
Client: Puget Sound Energy
Location: Burlington, Washington
Project Size: 63,670 sq. ft.
Architect: Lawhead Group
Facility Type: Offices and Fleet Service Center
Beauty is as Beauty Does
A Sustainable Solution that is as Beautiful as it is Functional
When Puget Sound Energy’s Skagit Service Center was slated to close due to a highway expansion, the utility company used the opportunity to create a leading sustainable facility.
Fisher Construction Group was the general contractor for the state-of-the-art facility which meets the design and construction standards for LEED® Silver Certification, as set by the US Green Building Council.
The facility includes 30,000 sq. ft. of office space, a fleet service building, wire workshop with a four-ton bridge crane, and warehouse. The steel structure has a concrete foundation with glazed curtain walls and features multiple surface treatments including exterior metal siding, and concrete masonry unit veneer.
The building envelope design is 50% more energy efficient than the national standard for similar buildings. Water is the major coolant of the building’s air temperature rather than compressors or refrigerants—making it the first building in the Northwest to implement an indirect evaporative cooling system. The temperature of each work station is individually controlled, balancing the air temperature with exterior fresh air, rather than recycled air, whenever possible.
Fisher coordinated an array of subcontractors to meet the exacting design standards, along with the mechanical and electrical engineering complexities to deliver PSE a facility which demonstrates the company’s commitment to conservation and energy efficiency.