Cost: $6.7 M Size: 34,000 SF Completed: 2011 Green Certification: LEED Platinum
The Pelham Range Armed Forces Reserve Center, an Army Reserve and National Guard facility for logistics, weapons, and unit administration training, Alexandria, Alabama, is the state’s first LEED Platinum building and a role model for sustainable construction. The building achieves an energy cost savings of 38 percent, with efficiency measures including an improved thermal envelope, reduced interior lighting power density, occupancy sensors, high efficiency geo-thermal pumps and on-site renewable energy – a photovoltaic panel field that generates 12 percent of the projects energy cost. The estimated 20-year life cycle savings through green/sustainable technologies, strategies and design is $80,000.
Birmingham Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC)
Cost: $36.4 M Size: Approx. 201,107 SF Green Certifications: LEED Gold
Phase I Building #1 The First Level (57,480 SF ): Assembly (Drill) Halls, Distance Learning Center, Simulation Center, Supply Rooms, Locker Rooms, Classrooms, Kitchen, Maintenance Training Facility, etc. The Second Level (42,895 Sf): Office / Administrative Areas and The Medical Detachment Unit.
Phase I Building #2 The First Level (26,477 SF): Unit Storage Rooms, Supply Rooms, Locker Rooms, Classroom Space, etc. The Second Level (22,255 SF): Office / Administrative Areas.
Phase II Building #1 This new AFRC is 45,461 SF and includes two major components – a Special Forces Equipment Pool Facility and Readiness Center functions to house two Special Forces Units – Support Company 20th SFG and The Chemical (CML) Detachment. The Special Forces Equipment Pool Facility includes areas designated for maintaining Special Forces Airborne and Waterborne Operations equipment and supplies, including an SF Parachute Drying / Storage Tower, including POV & Military Parking.