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Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
550 West Fort
Boise, ID 83724
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The Boise Federal Building and US Post Office, built in 1968 in Boise, ID, was awarded the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings due to a recent whole building upgrade and re-commissioning of the almost 40-year-old structure.

During the re-commissioning, the seven-story building, which houses offices of the General Services Administration, was retrofitted with lighting upgrades (T-8 fluorescent tubes and electronic ballasts) and was given a building tune-up. Strategies to reduce load were implemented, and the building's heating fuel was switched from natural gas to a geothermal heat source.

These measures cost approximately $250,000 and have saved the facility approximately $33,000 per year on its energy costs. A payback of 7.5 years is expected.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by General Services Administration or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
General Services Administration

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2000 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 293000 sf

Year Constructed: 1968

Contract Type: None

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