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Las Vegas Cyclery

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Las Vegas Cyclery
(Las Vegas Cyclery)


  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Climate Region: 1B: Very Hot - Dry
  • Building type(s): Retail
  • New construction
  • 9,790 ft2 (909 m2)
  • Project scope: 2-story building
  • Suburban setting
  • Anticipated completion date: October 2012
    Building Commissioning and fixturization will be ongoing after occupancy before grand opening in February 2013

The intent of the project is create a very energy efficient building ultimately to achieve a net zero building rating. In addition, the project will be a LEED Certified Platinum Building located at the SE Corner of Town Center Drive & Discovery Drive. The project is located in the Summerlin Community Master Plan called "The Gardens". The retail space is an open floor plan with a mezzanine above. The building is Type V-B construction, equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Environmental Aspects

The store's architecture was designed from the start with the goal of reducing energy consumption. The Las Vegas Cyclery project has a 53 kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) array and a 4 kW micro wind turbine that together are expected to balance out the energy needs for the building over the course of a year. Clerestory windows, side-wall glazing, and tubular skylights all provide daylighting. Energy-efficient LED light fixtures provide electric lighting when the daylight sensors indicate a need for it. Low-solar-heat-gain, high-performance glazing faces east, west, and south to minimize heat gain. In addition, the thermal mass of the masonry walls in conjunction with 2" rigid insulation minimize temperature fluctuations. All window and door openings are sealed tight against air infiltration. Standing-seam metal roofing and single-ply TPO roofing were used to reduce heat island effect. The HVAC system is a combination of high-efficiency rooftop heatpump direct-exchange units during peak cooling or heating conditions and evaporative coolers to cool the space under off-peak cooling conditions. These systems are automatically controlled by a direct-digital control system using both outside/supply air temperature sensors and heating/cooling thermostats. This system works well in the the hot/dry climate of Las Vegas and greatly reduces the power consumption from the AC units.

Owner & Occupancy

  • Owned and occupied by Jared & Heather Fisher, Individual(s)
  • Typically occupied by 8 people, 40 hours per person per week; and 525 visitors per week, 10 hours per visitor per week
  • Expected Building Service Life: 100 years

Las Vegas Cyclery is a full service Bike Shop with Escape Adventures, Inc. that provides tours and group rides for customers.

Building Programs

Indoor Spaces:

Retail general (73%), Warehouse (27%)

Outdoor Spaces:

Patio/hardscape (15%), Shade structures/outdoor rooms (15%), Pedestrian/non-motorized vehicle path (5%)


Integrated team, Green specifications, Contracting, Commissioning, Transportation benefits, Efficient fixtures and appliances, Efficient irrigation, Drought-tolerant landscaping, Massing and orientation, Insulation levels, Glazing, Airtightness, Passive solar, HVAC, Lighting control and daylight harvesting, Efficient lighting, On-site renewable electricity, Durability, Recycled materials, Local materials, C&D waste management, Occupant recycling, Thermal comfort, Low-emitting materials, Indoor air quality monitoring

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