FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 23, 2017 — Governor Bevin and Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William Landrum dedicated the 300 Building in Frankfort today along with developer Craig Turner of CRM Companies. The project is a public private partnership and is one of the largest in the state.
The 371,000-square-foot building will house 1,457 employees with 1,074 Energy and Environment Cabinet employees moving into the building first followed by Education and Workforce Development Cabinet employees, then the Kentucky Department of Education.
The building features a food court, wildlife habitat areas with native grasses and plant landscaping that won’t require irrigation and a one-mile walking trail on its grounds. There are several energy-efficient features to reduce utility costs by 20-25 percent including natural lighting, LED fixtures, low-flow plumbing and a hot water recirculation system. Other amenities for employees include water fountains with water filtering systems for water bottles, food service for up to 200 employees and personal lockers in their cubicles.
Each floor has private offices and “neighborhood areas” with common spaces with tables for group collaboration projects each with views of the Franklin County countryside.
The facility is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building for 19-26 percent reduction in energy consumption.