Aspinall Courthouse: GSA's Historic Preservation and Net-Zero Renovation Case Study

Elizabeth Hotchkiss, Sheila Hayter, Shanti Pless, R. Chang, J. Sielcken, C. Smith-Larney

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The federal government is mandated with improving efficiency of buildings, incorporating renewable energy, and achieving net-zero energy operations where possible. These challenges led GSA to consider aligning historic preservation renovations with net-zero energy goals. The Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (Aspinall Courthouse), in Grand Junction, Colorado, is an example ofa renovation project that aimed to accomplish both historic preservation and net-zero energy goals.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in partnership with the General Services Administration on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-62360

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102014-4462


  • Aspinall courthouse
  • Federal Energy Management Program
  • FEMP
  • FEMP
  • FEMP
  • historic preservation
  • zero energy buildings


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