Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
550 West Fort
Boise, ID 83724
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.
General Services Administration
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 293000 sf
Year Constructed: 1968
Contract Type: None