ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AGENCY
The 33,000 SF new building provides the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) a secure, energy efficient, technologically flexible and beautiful headquarters for at least the next 30 years. The building is a LEED-SILVER Certified office structure and is Springfield's first official green building. The design is highly specialized for the Agency’s mission of providing affordable and reliable electric energy to its member communities across Illinois.
The Board Room with electronic voting, classrooms and public spaces and offices occupy the upper two floors. A secure, state-of-the-art, 24/7/365 Control Center monitors the agency’s clients and the electric grid on a 20’ x 5’ video wall. The Center is hardened to withstand a F-5 category tornado. The brick and stone exterior recalls Prairie Style patterning while keeping the aesthetic in the 21st century. Wide trim and a crossing pattern in the wood furniture and wainscot panels continue the theme. The facility features a sophisticated geothermal mechanical system.