In May of 2012, M+H Architects and Crawford Electric Cooperative entered the construction phase of a new, 67,369 SF single level, office and operations facility consisting of a new office, warehouse, and vehicle storage building. The now completed, 14,115 SF warehouse and 26,795 SF vehicle storage components have a structural frame with insulated tilt-up concrete wall sandwich panels. The 26,459 SF office component consists of a conventional steel framed structure with metal stud wall framing and brick veneer. The highly energy efficient design includes a ground-source heat pump mechanical system with radiant slab heat in the vehicle bays and water-to-air heat pumps in the office and warehouse. The building envelope of the office utilizes a spray foam wall insulation and air barrier and R-38 roof insulation.
The sitework includes a fenced material storage yard and a fuel island with a canopy. The customer parking also includes access to the drive-up transaction window. A geothermal vertical well field is located on the site.
The new construction allows Crawford Electric to consolidate its office and operations functions and protect its physical equipment assets. The plan expands the operations offices with the office administration functions and customer service functions while providing enhanced security and safety, handicap accessibility, and increased functionality along with improved energy efficiency.