DETROIT Feb. 24, 2011 Detroit $9 million
"The two landmark federal buildings total about two million square feet and represent two very differing architectural styles and times, but share in a common federal commitment to go green with reduced use of fossil fuels, reduced carbon footprint, reduced waste trucked to landfills, the added reliability of a district energy system and the comfort of knowing that our team is always on call 24-7," Vic Koppang Detroit Thermal president said in announcing the agreement.
The 27-story McNamara Federal Building, completed in 1976, was constructed to be on the district energy system and features the Brutalist style of reinforced concrete with repeated motifs.
The Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse was constructed from 1932 to 1934 in the Art Deco and neoclassical styles, and includes a courtroom from the 1890s incorporated into the structure. It originally used on-site boilers, but was converted to the district energy system early in its history.
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SOURCE Detroit Thermal, LLC