Bachelor Enlisted Quarters

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.

KEY FEATURES:

  • ƒConsists of 140 apartment units, with kitchenette, washer/dryer, central air conditioning and card key entry. The building was constructed to ensure the comfort and safety of Sailors serving on ships, submarines and other commands in Guam.
  • The facility houses 280 Sailors and consists of a three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility .The quarters include roomy bathrooms with separate lavatory areas, bedrooms with two closets, kitchens with built-in cook tops and range hoods and stacked washers and dryers.
  • Incorporated energy efficient design concepts and eco-conscious construction techniques to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold certification. This was the first LEED gold certification issued to a project on Guam.
  • Pacific Rim’s senior staff managed the design, buyout and preconstruction services for this project.

  • CLIENT: DEPT. OF THE NAVY
  • LOCATION: Guam
  • SECTOR: Military/Residential
  • VALUE: US$56M
  • SERVICES CARRIED OUT: Design Build