#FBC14: Round 2 Matchups Set

UPDATE: Round 2 has concluded. See the results of your voting.

The matchups are set for the second round of the the 2014 Federal Building Challenge. Voting was active and in many cases came down to the wire, as you selected your favorite green federal building.

Here are the results of the first round (in % of votes):

  • Federal Center South def. Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building 62-38
  • U.S. Coast Guard HQ def. Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building 68-32
  • Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building def. Ted Weiss Federal Building 68-32
  • 50 United Nations Plaza def. Cedar Rapids U.S. Courthouse 63-37
  • Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse def. Hammond U.S. Courthouse 66-34
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building def. William S. Moorhead Federal Building 52-48
  • Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building def. Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr. US Courthouse 52-48
  • Sen. Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse def. Cesar Chavez Memorial Building 50-50 (won by 3 votes!)
Graphic of Round 2 Matchups
Round 2 Matchups (Click to Enlarge)

This is a competition for entertainment and informational purposes only, and the winner’s prize is bragging rights for the year. We hope you learn something about GSA’s sustainability efforts and that you’ll share this with your friends on social media using hashtag #FBC14. Follow us on Twitter (@usgsa) or Facebook (facebook.com/GSA) for reminders when the next round of voting begins. You may vote once a day.

ROUND 2 (Click images to enlarge)

Federal Center South, Seattle, WA US Coast Guard HQ, St.Elizabeths, Washington, DC

Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, WA U.S. Coast Guard HQ, St. Elizabeths, Washington, DC
Rainwater collection system, geothermal energy wells for cooling and heating, energy-efficient HVAC system using under-floor air distribution Energy Features Five acre green roof, advanced metering and submetering, HVAC installations and upgrades.
25,000 Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) Data not available for 2013.
Designed to achieve LEED New Construction GOLD certification and presently has enough potential points to achieve Platinum. Green Certification Targeting LEED Gold
 Features nearly 200,000 board feet of structural timber and 100,000 board feet of wood decking salvaged from the adjacent decommissioned warehouse Fun Fact Second largest green roof in the U.S.

Which building is your favorite?

  • Federal Center South, Seattle, WA (44%, 538 Votes)
  • U.S. Coast Guard HQ, St. Elizabeths, Washington, DC (56%, 699 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,235

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Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland, OR  50 UN Plaza, San Francisco, CA

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland, OR 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA
13,000 sf of solar photovoltaics on a 5,000 sf canopy which also doubles as a water collection surface, Energy efficient, optically enhanced electric lighting, radiant ceiling panels. Energy Features Roof design reduced storm water runoff by 75% and provided a safe haven for bird, butterfly and insect populations, roof mounted PV panels, lighting equipped with daylight and occupancy sensors.
7,946 Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) 22,000
LEED Platinum, New Construction Green Certification Energy Star; reporting a LEED Platinum target.
Has a unique shading system designed to maximize daylight and minimize solar heat gain during the summer. Fun Fact Constructed in 1936, the building served 74 years without a major renovation and survived a catastrophic earthquake.

Which building is your favorite?

  • Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland, OR (47%, 617 Votes)
  • 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA (53%, 696 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,313

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Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Grand Junction, CO  U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse, Tuscaloosa, AL

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Grand Junction, CO
Tuscaloosa Federal Building, Tuscaloosa, AL
 Implemented hybrid ground source heat exchanger, tenant sub-metering, daylight harvesting. Energy Features Waterside economizers, energy recovery system, high-efficiency chillers.
22,037 Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) 59,785
LEED Platinum Green Certification LEED Gold
 Targeted to be one of the first buildings on the historic national register to be a net zero facility. Fun Fact Featured in Engineered Systems Magazine, “A Federal Case for Smart Design.”

Which building is your favorite?

  • Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Grand Junction, CO (43%, 498 Votes)
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building, Tuscaloosa, AL (57%, 662 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,160

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Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX  Sen. Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse, Jefferson City, MO

Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX Sen. Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse, Jefferson City, MO
A roof-mounted, 50 kW photovoltaic array, green roof, improvements to the lighting and domestic water systems. Energy Features Reduced interior lighting power, improved thermal envelope, heat recovery system.
29,856 Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) 57,704
LEED Platinum Green Certification LEED Gold
The first GSA-owned building certified LEED Platinum in the nation. Fun Fact First new U.S. courthouse in the Heartland Region to achieve a LEED Gold certification.

Which building is your favorite?

  • Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX (70%, 594 Votes)
  • Sen. Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse, Jefferson City, MO (30%, 259 Votes)

Total Voters: 853

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Schedule of Voting
Round 1: Completed [RESULTS]
Round 2: Completed [RESULTS]
Semifinals: Completed [RESULTS]
Final: Thursday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 8

Additional Resources

Related posts:

  1. GSA Completes Restoration of Hipolito Federal Building
  2. Federal Building Challenge 2014
  3. Greater Southwest Region Supports Priorities on Sustainability