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Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse and Federico Degetau Federal Building Renovation

Federico Degetau Federal Building

Description of Project:

Situated on a 27-acre campus in the Hato Rey section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse and Federico Degetau Federal Building represents the largest GSA-owned asset in the Caribbean.  The two connected buildings offer 441,750 gross square feet of space for federal agency needs. 

This project will provide a variety of sustainable features that will modernize the 35-year old complex into a high-performing energy efficient facility.  These features include a rooftop array of photovoltaic panels to reduce electrical demand; roof-mounted solar thermal panels for hot water; a new mechanical system that will both improve air quality and be more energy efficient; and energy-efficient lighting.

The project anticipates achieving a LEED silver rating when it is substantially completed in December 2014.

This $85 million project is one of several in Puerto Rico that is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 


Contractor information:

Bridging Architect: Goshow Architects, LLP, New York, NY
General Contractor: The Fusco Corporation, New Haven, CT / Dewberry, New York, NY
Construction Manager: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.,New York, NY


Status as of October, 2013:

  •    The project is on going. New cooling towers and chillers are online.

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