Omaha Public Power District
The Omaha Public Power District practiced what it preaches when it constructed its new Service Center. The project achieved USGBC LEED Platinum Certification and provides service and maintenance operations for the district's fleet.
Located on 13 acres with two structures, the project features a geothermal well field, solar thermal vacuum tube collectors, solar tracker and windspire, polycrystalline and laminated thin film PV panels, and pervious concrete paving.
The main structure is 57,000 square feet and houses OPPD offices and meeting rooms, training stations, locker rooms, monorail crane hoisting system, warehouse, cabling storage space, and twelve truck service bays with hydronic radiant floor heating.
The secondary structure is a 15,000 square foot unheated building with 15 truck bays and three additional bays for dirt, rock, and gravel storage, and a final bay for waste storage and oil reclamation. Beneath the parking bays are two below-grade vaults for underground cable training.
The large project site includes a diesel, urea, and propane filling station. The remaining property is a paved surface for material storage, utility/maintenance vehicles, and office parking. A portion of the parking area is made up of 972 square yards of pervious concrete paving.