General contractor Barnhart Balfour Beatty and the U.S. Green Building Council report that the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has become the first Marine Corps project to be awarded LEED platinum certification.
The project was managed under the direction of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW).
The sustainable elements of the project focused on reductions in energy, water and waste: energy savings is over 38%, water savings within the building is more than 37%, and water efficiency in the landscaping is over 66%, as calculated in the LEED rating system. A total of 86.5% of the waste generated on site (878 tons) was diverted from local landfills.
The $24-million Wounded Warrior Barracks was completed in March 2010. The project features 100 semi-private suites for men and women of all ranks and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A total of 41 consultants and subcontractors worked on the project, many of them based in the San Diego area, including cass | sowatsky | chapman + associates, architect; Calibre Engineering, civil engineer; Michael Wall Engineering, electrical engineer; Neal Electric; and Atlas Mechanical.