With 30 years of design-build team experience, Stantec and The Walsh Group delivered the five buildings spanning 285,700 square feet as a net zero energy project aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency. Located on a 31-acre site adjacent to Mather Airport, the multi-building campus houses a headquarters with a readiness center, emergency operations center/network operations facility, network operations security center, badging access control point, warehouse, and central utility plant.
The site improvements included access roadways, privately-owned vehicle parking lots with photovoltaic canopies, controlled perimeter security fencing in compliance with Antiterrorism and Force Protection guidelines, entry control point, stormwater management, site amphitheater, and motor vehicle fleet parking areas.
“The CMD Headquarters met the stringent energy utilization goals required for achieving a net zero energy campus well in advance of the state’s requirements to be carbon neutral by 2045 and have all new construction be zero net energy by 2030,” said Porus Antia, Principal for Stantec. “This facility is critical to the future of the state’s military operations. It required a sustainable, integrated design that embraces community, safety, and efficiency.”
The five facilities on campus were designed with energy efficiency strategies including radiant heating and cooling to minimize load on air-handling equipment and improve occupant comfort, daylighting controls in all daylit zones, heat recovery chiller to harvest heating energy from the onsite base cooling load, high efficiency centrifugal chillers and condensing boilers, and envelopes specifically detailed to minimize air infiltration. Each facade is specific to the building orientation to reduce solar gain and aid with daylighting.
Sustainable strategies for the site included stormwater management, limited irrigation, photovoltaic array and panels, native planting, electric vehicle charging stations, and low-emitting vehicle priority parking.
With the goal of earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, the complex was constructed to reduce environmental impact, optimize performance, lower energy and operating costs, conserve resources, and increase occupant satisfaction and productivity. On-site renewable energy is generated by a photovoltaic array and panels that will serve a dual purpose as parking shade structures.
With more than 28,000 employees working in over 400 locations worldwide, Stantec is a source for highly technical design solutions. The firm’s U.S. Federal Program has a long history of successfully supporting a diverse range of federal clients to achieve their missions.