Spokane - Lunch & Tour; Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR Building) at McKinstry Station

October 11, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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SIERR Building at McKinstry Station
850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. #100
Spokane, WA 99201

Facility Condition Assessments (FCA) are consultative services that document, analyze, and benchmark the current condition of an organization’s facility assets.  Your facilities aren’t getting any younger.  Years of use and possible deferred maintenance mean each budget cycle forces you to make difficult choices of where, when, and how much to invest.  What’s more, you’re often missing critical information, such as the asset condition, useful life, replacement cost, and more importantly, the risk levels to your business should equipment fail.  Without the right data, you increase the risk of misguiding funding, and will have continual challenges convincing ownership of when, where, and how much to invest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see firsthand the historic Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR Building) at McKinstry Station, built in 1907, was formerly a repair depot for the city’s first electric railway system. Designated a national, historic landmark in 2010, through McKinstry’s efforts, the SIERR Building survives as the largest, most intact example of an electric streetcar facility from its era.  McKinstry converted this turn-of-the-century building into their innovative, energy efficient Regional Inland Northwest headquarters, complete with green office space and retail tenants. 

With a total project value of $20M, the renovated SIERR Building features energy efficiency systems including ground-source heat pumps, radiant panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Building envelope improvements were also performed to increase the energy savings. McKinstry self-performed all mechanical, electrical, data and audio/visual trades. In the facility’s data center, waste heat is recovered from the servers and distributed during cold seasons to serve perimeter heating needs and to reduce overall heating requirements. The server room is set up in a hot/cold aisle configuration which allows for warmer supply air temperatures to be delivered to the servers. This evaporative cooling method was used for the server room and requires no mechanical cooling. The newly refurbished facility is one of a handful of LEED® Gold-certified and high performing historical buildings in the United States. McKinstry’s Sustainability Consulting Group worked with the design and architecture teams to ensure all plans were consistent with the project’s environmental goals, and guided the construction team on green construction practices.



$25.00 IFMA Northern Rockies Chapter Member

$50.00 IFMA Northern Rockies Chapter Non-Member