CIRI subsidiary North Wind Services, LLC successfully completed a massive renovation project at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.
North Wind renovated all electrical, communications and workstation areas of the Air Force’s Space Command headquarters building. The 174,000-square-foot office building houses several 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-star generals as well as approximately 1,600 employees, who were relocated to an adjacent building during construction.
According to Project Manager Brad Frazee, “Throughout this large renovation, we were committed to causing as little disruption as possible to the building occupants. Furthermore, we worked to accelerate the schedule so they could return to the renovated space as soon as possible.”
In 2012, as part of the overall renovation, North Wind completed a trial energy efficiency project in one 16,000-square-foot section of the building. More than 100 lighting units were changed out to high efficiency LED’s. This was the first time the Air Force had used this type of lighting in such a large quantity. Prior to the installation, electrical panels were metered to document the baseline electrical load for the older fluorescent lights. As a result of this trial project, the Air Force is preparing to change out the remaining 1,000 lighting fixtures in the building.
As part of the “green initiatives” on the project, North Wind recycled more than 50 percent of the debris removed from the building – approximately 40,000 pounds of steel.
North Wind’s team of approximately 30 people completed the renovation March 25, three months ahead of schedule. North Wind Services LLC is an SBA 8(a)-certified company that provides environmental services, engineering, facilities management, construction, public involvement and information management services. To learn more about North Wind, visit www.northwindgrp.com.