We need a modern, highly secure campus to better manage the complex technologies behind a 21st century electrical grid, and the critical infrastructure necessary to power and protect our way of life. We also want to provide the community with better access to our region’s energy experts and the policy leaders who will guide our cleaner, more diverse energy future.
The number of retail customers served by Platte River’s municipal owners has more than doubled over the past 30 years and continues to grow. Our current headquarters building cannot meet the needs of our current workforce nor can it accommodate future growth.
We don’t think so. The overall traffic will be low compared to the existing traffic on Horsetooth and Timberline. It’s important to note that all truck traffic will be routed to Danfield Court to gain access to the new parking lot instead of Horsetooth Road so that should relive traffic at our driveway on Horsetooth.
The new headquarters building includes a solar energy installation that will provide up to 50% of the building’s energy needs. Remaining power will come from the City of Fort Collins’ green power program.
We are working with C.S.U. Institute for the Built Environment to make the new building as energy efficient as possible. Through our design and construction, we will achieve a LEED (leadership in energy environmental design) Silver certification status