Military Barracks Building 1727

Client:

Corpus Christi Army Depot

Location:

Corpus Christi, TX

LEED Consultant:

Chip Henderson

Architect:

COMMISSIONING AGENT:


Project Goal:

The original architectural and mechanical designs of the barracks, accomplished in the late 1960s, did not provide for adequate control of humidity levels within the occupied spaces, resulting in the growth of mold and mildew on interior surfaces. The overall goal is to revitalize the barracks to minimize energy usage, enhance comfort and indoor air quality, and provide our troops with living quarters that they deserve and will last for the next 20 years.

Solution:

To achieve these goals, the project team will provide a total design and construction package using green strategies outlined in USGBC’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designor LEED green rating system. The LEED rating system helps project teams achieve high performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The revitalization will take into account the humid climate and the effect of high winds and rain. Planned improvements include minimizing vapor transmission through the building enclosure, improving energy efficiency, eliminating standing water on the flat roof, providing dehumidified ventilation, and sealing of the building enclosure to minimize infiltration. Contects is supporting Overland Corporation’s whole building design approach with technical consulting, commissioning (CxA), and LEED program support.

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