Mount Rainier, Washington
Client: Fletcher Farr Ayotte
Building Size: 66,000 sf
Project Cost: $16 million
To overcome this, the design team worked with the park’s objectives of honoring the past while improving the structure. Interface Engineering, committed to restoration standards and functional integrity, was able to design systems that not only conserved energy, but also support integrity of the building’s historic design.
Interface replaced outdated systems—including the steam heaters, plumbing system and fire protection piping—with energy-efficient ones, contributing to the sustainability goals of the National Park Service. The new glycol system heaters also reduced their visual impact and allowed visitors to appreciate the building’s historical structure, and new high-efficiency period lighting fixtures conserve energy expenditure while creating consistency in design throughout the inn.