1550 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
The Springfield Federal Office Building in Springfield, MA, provides office space for a host of Federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department, and the General Services Administration (GSA). All of these agencies can take pride that the Springfield Federal Office Building recently achieved the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings, which means the facility is among the most energy efficient in the nation.
The building, constructed in 1980 and administered by the GSA, contains 236,902 square-feet of office space for its 371 occupants. The GSA, like all federal agencies, is required to cut energy costs as much as possible. Because of its efforts, the Springfield Federal Office now ranks in the top 25 percent of commercial and governmental buildings across the nation in terms of energy efficiency.
A variety of energy efficiency measures were implemented to lower energy consumption and energy costs at the building. Standard T-12 fluorescent lamps were replaced with highly efficient T-8 lamps with electronic ballasts. Variable frequency drives were installed on air handling units. An Energy Management System was installed to provide tight control of energy-using equipment.
Phil Mctizc of the GSA says the installation of these energy efficiency measures involved little disruption to the federal staff working in the building. "Most of this work was done after hours," he says, "and only took about a month." Thanks to the efforts of the GSA, the Springfield Federal Building is not only a comfortable working environment, but also one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation.
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Massachusetts Development Finance Agency 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.
Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 140188 sf
Year Constructed: 1982
Contract Type: None