North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center Phase 1 was completed in Spring 2011. The construction process began with the site development of 5.5 acres of land in the northeast quadrant of Albuquerque. We completed the utility work and set forth to complete the rest of the building to include sustainable alternatives. This building is currently pending a USGBC LEED Gold Certification and showcases the following unique Green features: • Geo Exchange Heating/Cooling System- A special hybrid HVAC system was designed to produce hot/cold air by using the ground. Enterprise Builders created 64 wells, 250 feet below ground, to source the Geo Exchange System. This system is incredibly unique because it an efficient hybrid between Loop Field, Dakin System and a boiler that minimizes energy and maximizes efficiency. • GrassCrete- A walkway system allowing water to percolate into the concrete so it can used for watering. It’s a stunning landscape architecture feature and great way to collect water. • Solar Screening- Large solar screens were placed on the exterior windows of the building to block solar gain and reduce heat gain/loss. Additionally, in an effort to continue to reduce heat gain/loss insulation was placed internally and externally. Not only does North Domingo Baca provide sustainable details, but we also used top of the line finishes to give the building a beautiful modern touch infused with traditional New Mexico style and industrial aspects. We used bamboo flooring, polished concrete floors, rubber flooring, recycled steel, NANA doors, accordion overhead partitions, reusable/recyclable materials and rusted steel paint for our unique finishing touches. All fixtures used in this project were low VOC and LEED certified. We integrated LED control lighting, low-flow toilets and solar screens into sustainable design. 


Address 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 
Owner City of Albuquerque 
Architect Mahlman Studio Architecture
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