The Las Vegas Federal Justice Tower project is an 11 story building plus a connected 9 story parking structure which includes occupied areas for mechanical and electrical, building maintenance, bicycling parking, trash/recycling, and central plant. The project is located in downtown Las Vegas on an infill site at Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. The building will be occupied by two tenants – the Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) on floors 1-5 and the United States Attorney Office (USAO) on floors 7-11. Floor 6 is a shared floor where common services are located, building management, and a gym with locker rooms.
The entire project was a build to suit for the tenants and was required to achieve sustainability standards for all GSA projects of LEED silver. The project team worked together under a design-build contract to achieve sustainability improvements including: 1 – selection of a previously developed site with access to existing public transportation, infrastructure, and services; 2 – inclusion of material selection that maximized recycled and regional content; 3 – building design including materials that would minimize building heat gain including white roofing, high performance glazing, and exterior shading devices.
Coda Group was hired by the project developer, SDA Inc. to serve as the LEED consultant for this 140,000 SF building. The project was completed in 2015 and is targeting a LEED Silver for New Construction (v3) certification.