in Awards, Design/Build, Sustainability, Workplaces 2 Jun Reinforcing the MSD’s ongoing commitment to the environment as a model of sustainable design. Project Type: Office Building Client: City of Cincinnati Construction Cost: $13,000,000 Square footage: 59,000 SF KZF Design, as a part of a design/build team with CinTech Construction, was commissioned to design and build a new $13M, 59,000 SF office building for its wastewater engineering staff. The new three-story facility also provides customer access to the District’s Public Services Department for permits, taps and records. The building construction was planned in a manner which managed and recycled construction waste and the site is designed to reduce stormwater runoff. The building itself is designed to optimize energy performance, reduce water use and incorporates several features that meet LEED certification prerequisites. As part of an overall complex, the facility’s design was compatible with the adjacent administration building. At the entry, a water feature represents the wastewater treatment process stages before being released to rivers and streams. The building is designed with vegetated roofs to optimize energy performance, to reduce water use, to reduce storm water runoff and other LEED certification prerequisites.