In 1777, Thomas Jefferson purchased 483 acres from the family that had received the land from King George II. In the early 1900s the house named “Repose” was built and in 2004 the Thomas Jefferson Foundation acquired the property to preserve Montalto’s historic and natural viewshed from development. The subsequent restoration and renovation was designed to accommodate a range of programs and events, including board-of-directors’ meetings, lectures, seminars, conferences, educational retreats, dinners, and events for visiting scholars.
2RW provided MEP engineering design, LEED energy modeling, and LEED Fundamental Commissioning for this restoration, renovation, and addition project. The design incorporated a number of sustainable features and elements without compromising the historic nature of the property and building.
As the commissioning authority on the project, 2RW oversaw all the tasks associated with the LEED Fundamental Commissioning process including:
After the functional performance testing period, 2RW collected and analyzed high-frequency interval data from the building automation system to assess equipment operation over time. The data collected enabled 2RW’s engineers to quickly identify system inefficiencies and malfunctions.
OWNER: Thomas Jefferson Foundation
TIMEFRAME: 2008 – 2011
SIZE: 12,408 SF
COST: $4.2 million