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Navajo Department of Transportation

Navajo Department of Transportation PVClient: Dyron Murphy Architects

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lopez Engineering, Inc. (LEI), subcontractor to Dyron Murphy Architects, provided electrical design services for a 52,000 GSF (est) office building for 100 employees of the Navajo Department of Transportation, which is 2-story commercial construction, fully sprinkled, and LEED GOLD Certified.

LEI performed field verification, coordinated with the electrical, telephone, and cable TV utilities, prepared basis of design documents, calculations, drawings and specifications, and developed cost estimates. The schematic design portion has been completed, and we are currently preparing construction documents. During bidding and construction phases LEI will assist and provide construction administration services.

The electrical systems include power, lighting, 90 kW Photovoltaic (PV) system, Fire Alarm, telephone, and cable TV. Project planning and implementation have used regular design charrets to conceptualize LEED points to be pursued. The Electrical Systems for the building were designed with the intent to be LEED Gold certified. To help achieve this rating, the electrical systems design incorporates the following LEED Credits: Light Pollution reduction (1) LEED point, optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy (3) LEED points, and controllability of systems- lighting (1) LEED point.