Jerry Apodaca Building

This building has housed the New Mexico Department of Education for many years and previously was known simply as the Education Building. In 2004, the building was named in honor of former New Mexico Gov. Jerry Apodaca. Born in 1934, Apodaca earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of New Mexico. In 1965, Apodaca was elected to the state Senate, where he served until being elected governor in 1974. He was the first Hispanic elected governor in the United States since 1918.

One of Gov. Apodaca’s priorities was the reorganization of state government. President Jimmy Carter named him chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness in 1978. Apodaca also served in the Marine Reserves. He was a founder of Vista Magazine and was the publisher of Hispanic Magazine. Apodaca served on the University of New Mexico Board of Regents after leaving the Governor’s Office.  

Green Energy Project Schedule

Task Name Start Finish
ECM-1 Lighting Wed 6/24/20 Wed 7/15/20
ECM-2 HVAC & Controls, – SC Mon 2/3/20 Mon 6/8/20
ECM-3 Building Envelope, Window Film Mon 9/16/19 Fri 9/20/19
ECM-3 Building Envelope Mon 4/27/20 Wed 4/29/20
ECM-4, Water Conservation Tue 3/17/20 Wed 3/18/20


Anticipated Annual Energy Savings: $19,412

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Jerry Apodaca Building

Jerry Apodaca Building

Address: 130 S. Capital St.
Square Footage: 31,843
Year Acquired: 2003