United States Postal Service
USPS New Orleans
|New Orleans, LA
$3.7 million MEP
380,000 sq. foot
This project was an HVAC efficiency upgrade project for a large multi-story primary regional mail distribution facility totaling 380ksf. Engineering Elements first went on site and performed a thorough HVAC equipment and controls survey to determine the extent of Hurricane Katrina damage and other general existing conditions.
Our findings were presented in a formal report to USPS upper management with recommendations that included a number of efficiency improvements including conversion to variable volume equipment and the addition of economizing controls. All of our report recommendations were approved by the USPS and we subsequently designed and then oversaw construction of the work.
USPS Taos, Carrier Annex
Project Cost:Completion Date:
|Taos, New Mexico
$2.4 million Total
This building houses a new carrier annex for the United States Postal Service. The building is a 24 hour sorting and delivery facility for Taos, New Mexico and surrounding communities. The building features a 6 bay loading dock for tractor trailer traffic and a 12,000 square foot mail sorting facility.
The building construction met all aspects of Taos’ environmentally friendly building codes. This included dark sky ordinances for exterior lighting, native landscaping with no domestic irrigation systems, indoor occupancy lighting controls, and HVAC controls with economizer features.
Design and construction services were completed ahead of schedule and within budget. The design team was located in the state of Arkansas and the general contractor was located in Oklahoma City, OK. Subsequent to this project we were given an additional project consisting of the main post office remodel also in Taos.