#FBC14: Semifinals Matchups Set

UPDATE: The semifinals have concluded. See the results of your voting.

The matchups are set for the semifinals 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):

  • U.S. Coast Guard HQ def. Federal Center South 56-44
  • 50 United Nations Plaza def. Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building 53-47
  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building def. Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building 57-43
  • Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building def. Sen. Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse 70-30
Federal Building Challenge Final Four Matchups
Final Four 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 3 (Click images to enlarge)

US Coast Guard HQ, St.Elizabeths, Washington, DC  50 UN Plaza, San Francisco, CA

U.S. Coast Guard HQ, St. Elizabeths, Washington, DC 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Five acre green roof, advanced metering and submetering, HVAC installations and upgrades. 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.
Data not available for 2013. Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) 22,000
Targeting LEED Gold Green Certification Energy Star; reporting a LEED Platinum target.
Second largest green roof in the U.S. Fun Fact Constructed in 1936, the building served 74 years without a major renovation and survived a catastrophic earthquake.

Which building is your favorite?

  • U.S. Coast Guard HQ, St. Elizabeths, Washington, DC (45%, 2,412 Votes)
  • 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA (55%, 2,977 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,374

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U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse, Tuscaloosa, AL Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX

Tuscaloosa Federal Building, Tuscaloosa, AL
Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX
 Waterside economizers, energy recovery system, high-efficiency chillers. Energy Features A roof-mounted, 50 kW photovoltaic array, green roof, improvements to the lighting and domestic water systems.
59,785 Energy Use Intensity (BTU/GSF) 29,856
LEED Gold Green Certification LEED Platinum
Featured in Engineered Systems Magazine, “A Federal Case for Smart Design.” Fun Fact The first GSA-owned building certified LEED Platinum in the nation.

Which building is your favorite?

  • Tuscaloosa Federal Building, Tuscaloosa, AL (47%, 1,604 Votes)
  • Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, San Antonio, TX (53%, 1,800 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,401

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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. #FBC14: Round 2 Matchups Set
  2. GSA Completes Restoration of Hipolito Federal Building
  3. Federal Building Challenge 2014