WALLA WALLA, Wash. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake invite the public to attend a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19 to celebrate the completion of the new Mill Creek Office building, the Walla Walla District’s first civil works construction project built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable-building standards.
A short ceremony in front of the office will kick off the celebration, followed by tours of the new facility.
A come-and-go open house is also set for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located at 3211 Reservoir Road, the new office includes energy- and water-efficient systems that will reduce operations and maintenance costs while will better accommodating staff and visitors. This project’s energy-saving features are designed to achieve a 30-percent reduction in energy consumption and significantly reduce office operating costs over the lifetime of the building.
Construction began in February 2012, and Mill Creek staff moved into the new building early last month. The new 3,756-square-foot office replaces a 900-square-foot configuration of building additions that did not meet staff or visitor needs or meet modern building construction standards.
For more information about this project or for general information about Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake, call the Mill Creek Office 509-527-7160 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/millcreekdam.
Release no. 13-026