Accession Number : ADA602220


Title :   Design, Monitoring, and Validation of a High Performance Sustainable Building


Descriptive Note : Cost and performance rept.


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Fowler, Kim


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602220.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to maximizing energy and water conservation, including efforts to design, construct, operate and maintain DoD facilities to achieve optimum performance. To help DoD meet building efficiency and conservation challenges, Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led the ESTCP Fort Bragg Community Emergency Services Station (CESS) project to demonstrate and evaluate implementation of the whole building design process. The project was conducted in collaboration with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), Southface Energy Institute, and CH2M HILL. The objective of this project was to demonstrate, through measured performance, that the whole building design process using off-the-shelf building materials and technologies would perform better than a similar, traditionally designed building without increasing costs. This report documents the application of whole building design process for the design and construction of the CESS high-performance building, and compares the annual energy use, water use, and indoor environmental quality of the CESS with the Longstreet Fire Station, a similar facility built several years earlier at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The CESS achieved a key design objective by receiving U.S. Green Building Council s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification on March 6, 2012. Providing technical information on innovative design strategies and technologies to the design contractor before the design charrette allowed for those technologies to be considered in detail, rather than discussed superficially at the design charrette. The ESTCP project team successfully transferred the whole building design strategies used in this project to USACE s Centers of Standardization (COS) as documented in the Engineering and Construction Bulletin 2012-7.


Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION , *COST ANALYSIS , *MILITARY FACILITIES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , BASE LINES , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , LESSONS LEARNED , MONITORING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , SAMPLING , SITES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE