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South Entrance Building

A photo of a grey building with a red and white security checkpoint to the right.

NREL's South Entrance Building

NREL's South Entrance Building on the South Table Mountain campus is designed to be a net zero-energy building and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 1,575-square-foot facility is the the entry/exit point for many NREL and Golden Field Office staff and provides security services to those using that entrance.

Energy Efficiency Features

  • Daylighting
  • Natural ventilation, including a 35-foot tall wind-catch tower and under-floor air distribution system
  • Roof-mounted PV (15.8 kW)
  • Geothermal water-to-water heat pump
  • Radiant heating and cooling
  • LED lights with lighting control system

Sustainability Features

  • Native and drought-resistant vegetation
  • More than 35% percent of building materials contain recycled content
  • 2.5% of building materials are rapidly renewable
  • Low-emitting building materials
  • Composting and recycling bins

For more information, see the NREL feature story.