This design-build project was Guam’s first LEED certified (Gold) building. Constructed of precast concrete panels, this building was erected and constructed with sustainable building technics in mind. Guam’s first geothermal well and chilled water central plant provided the backbone to the efficient mechanical systems. Spray foam insulation provided a thermal barrier to the complete exterior while exterior finishes and double pane windows with shutters provided a waterproof and strong lasting building exterior. The building houses 280 enlisted personnel in 140 apartment style units.
To achieve LEED gold certification, the building design incorporated the use solar panels, vapor barrier insulation, energy efficient fixtures that will save on energy and other resources, materials with low pollutant emissions, such as adhesives, sealants, paints, carpet systems and furnishings, and an acceptable storm water run off plan that incorporated a retention basin.
To enhance the indoor environment, the building exceeded national standards for ventilation by ensuring optimum air quality and took into account control moisture flows and condensation essentially extending the life of the facility while using energy efficient lighting fixtures and household appliances.