GSA’s Rocky Mountain Region launched a successful partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, to consolidate their office space, innovate sustainable practices and most importantly, save BLM close to $500,000 in annual rent. The project started in October 2012 and will be complete in 2015.
BLM, one of the largest tenants on the Denver Federal Center, approached GSA asking for assistance in meeting the multiple challenges they were facing. Working together, the team crafted a plan to reduce BLM’s office space by more than 41,000 square feet, close to 20% of their current space. The new plan incorporates a mix of modern and traditional workplace solutions, builds teleworking and enhanced mobility into the over-all plan, and features energy and water saving elements that are expected to achieve LEED-Silver Commercial Interior designation for the project.
GSA will be able to offer BLM’s former office space to other federal agencies currently located in leased facilities, meeting another Administration goal of making more efficient use of existing assets. This project is a win-win for both the federal government and the American taxpayer.