The Richard H. Poff Federal Building, originally constructed in 1975 by Balfour Beatty, received a host of improvements in this modernization project, intended to decrease GSA’s overall carbon footprint, and reduce the cost of operating the 40-year-old building.
The 14-story, 316,369-square-foot office building houses tenants such as the Veterans Affairs Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service. The project utilized a series of temporary walls that allowed for minimal disruption to building occupants, most of whom were not relocated during construction. The project scope included replacing all existing curtainwall, upgrading restrooms, upgrading fire alarm and other building systems, installing energy efficient HVAC equipment, lighting and lighting controls, and roof replacement.
The modernized glass façade facilitates energy savings, increases occupant productivity, and enhances the building’s overall aesthetics. The Poff Federal Building reduced its energy usage by 45% and is LEED Gold certified.
Balfour Beatty performed both preconstruction and construction services.