State of New Mexico, Renovation of Manuel Lujan Building

Santa Fe, NM

AI provided building systems design services for the renovation of Manuel Lujan Building occupied by the State of New Mexico Tax and Revenue Division. As the primary consultant, AI coordinated with the client and local architectural and engineering subconsultants to accomplish succesfully complete the project scope, including complete replacement of the building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.

The renovated facility meets the requirements for LEED silver certification. AI had originally performed a study of the existing condition of this 35-year-old, two-story, 80,000 sf. building (a data center converted to office space) and had made recommendations with regard to repairs or renovation of the existing mechanical and electrical systems. The scope also included temporary relocation of the building occupants as well as new building interior finishes, partitions, workstations, furniture and ADA compliance. A new front entry system and courtyard to the building and a related rainwater capture system wwere part of this project.

This project corrected numerous deficiencies in the building, achieved a 50 percent reduction in utility costs and provided a healthy interior work environment by meeting the requirements of ASHRAE 62.1. Computerized heating and cooling load analysis had to be performed to reassess the size of existing boilers and chillers with respect to the thermal performance of the building. Cooling for the building is being provided by indirect evaporative coolers in line with the supply air handling units supplemented by a new small onsite high efficiency variable speed magnetic bearing chiller. In addition, heat energy from the building exhaust air is being transferred to the incoming supply air via plate heat exchanger. New building lighting integrated with perimeter daylight sensing and building lighting controls to reduce energy consumption. A new building control system shall control the facility mechanical equipment and lighting to maximize the building energy efficiency and comfort. 


  • Duration: 2010 - 2015
  • Project Scope:
    • Coordinate with utilities
    • Design of mechanical
    • Design of HVAC
    • Design of plumbing
    • Plan preparation
    • Quantity/ Cost estimate
    • Specification preparation
    • Meets LEED Silver Certification