The Massachusetts Air and Army National Guard (ARNGB) needed to upgrade its 27-year-old headquarters to a sustainable facility meeting evolving mission and energy conservation requirements. The project involved design and construction administration services for a new $50 million, LEED Gold certified, 193,000-square-foot Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) located on Hanscom Air Force Base (HAFB).
Kleinfelder translated the Adjutant General’s vision for a new JFHQ into a sustainable, functional, and architecturally-attractive multi-function facility. The DoD Energy Security Act of 2010 (DoDESA) and Executive Order 13514 require the new headquarters design meet new sustainable energy and water conservation goals and achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification. The design needed to address energy and water conservation, fit the architectural styles of HAFB, and provide flexibility for the evolving mission of the ARNGB.
Kleinfelder helped ARNGB select an existing site on HAFB, which provides appropriate security and access to major highways with minimal acquisition costs. Kleinfelder’s DoDESA and EO 13514-compliant design achieves LEED Gold standards, reducing energy requirements 19% and water usage 50% through: energy modeling, EPACT-compliant HVAC systems, low-E tinted argon-gas-filled windows, regenerative elevator drives, LED lighting, point-of-use controls, low-impact stormwater management design, no-irrigation landscaping, and low-flow bathroom fixtures, among other energy-saving design components.
Through multiple cooperative charrettes and planning sessions, Kleinfelder facilitated the cost-effective design of a LEED Gold, flexible, multi-function facility and systems while expediting the design schedule by 25%. With designs completed in two months, the ARNGB was able to move forward with construction of its new headquarters.
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Army National Guard, USPFO