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Modernization Complete at Federal Building in Huntington, WV

GSA Mid-Atlantic Region recently completed a modernization project at the Federal Building in downtown Huntington, WV.  The building houses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) district office, with more than 400 employees.

The USACE’s mission is to “provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.”  The USACE Huntington District specifically covers five states, managing 35 flood risk reduction projects and multiple locks, dams, and recreation spaces.

Using funds provided through the Recovery Act, GSA collaborated with the USACE and contracting partners to provide sustainable building upgrades, improve facility efficiency, and generate a healthier work environment for USACE tenants.  

The comprehensive upgrade of the Huntington Federal Building’s energy systems will help preserve the facility for generations to come, while saving taxpayer dollars through the building’s increased energy efficiency.  GSA is targeting at least 20% savings in future energy costs due to the facility upgrades.

Modernization highlights included:
• Installation of a new high performance heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) system
• Replacement of all windows with energy efficient models
• Installation of a new building facade

In conjunction with the Recovery Act project, USACE provided additional funding to have GSA complete interior renovations, including mandatory security upgrades, more efficient floor layouts to improve workflow, and new furniture.

GSA completed the project in phases by floor to minimize employee disruption during renovations.  Most USACE employees relocated to another facility in downtown Huntington during the construction phase for their space.  Strong collaboration between GSA, USACE, and contracting partners allowed USACE to continue their important mission while the project was completed.  

Completion of the Huntington Federal Building modernization project highlights GSA’s mission to deliver the best value in real estate, while meeting our clients’ needs and expectations, and continuing to reduce the government’s environmental and fiscal footprints.

This article is part of the Spring 2015 issue of the FOCUS newsletter. Please visit the Focus Newsletter page to read our newsletter. To subscribe to FOCUS, complete the online subscription form.


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