Charles City, VA

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Region 1 Office

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
 

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The agency also provides educational programs and materials that foster an awareness of and appreciation for Virginia’s fish and wildlife resources. DGIF’s region 1 office is located on an environmentally sensitive site adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Rivers Center in Charles City County, Virginia. The 364-acre property features a 70-acre lake and houses administrative offices, classrooms, and training facilities that support agency biologists, many of whom collaborate with Rice Rivers Center on fisheries and wildlife biology research and management issues.

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Services

2RW provided LEED consulting and MEP engineering for sustainable, energy-efficient features such as natural ventilation, proper zoning, efficient environmental conditioning, and lighting control systems. DGIF’s environmentally focused outreach and educational mission drove the scope of the energy-efficient building design.

Results

The LEED Certified building is designed and constructed to protect the adjacent wetlands and preserve the site for future research.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering
 

OWNER: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF)

TIMEFRAME: 2005 – 2007

SIZE: 11,693 SF

COST: $2.2 million


Highlights
  • Gardens
  • Specialized water treatment system
  • Bio-retention areas

Certifications
LEED Certified