The Walbridge Overaa joint venture was contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to design and build a new Army Reserve Center (ARC) in Concord, CA. The project includes a 64,000 SF ARC, 9,500 SF Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS), 4,000 SF unheated storage building, parking lots and installation of supporting utilities. The project is LEED Gold certified with the inclusion of photovoltaic field, storm water harvest system, and grey water harvest system.
Sustainable design focused on reducing site disturbance, managing stormwater, maximizing vegetated space and providing means for alternative transportation. The water efficiency includes the use of low-flow and high efficiency plumbing fixtures. Building siting, exterior envelope construction, air infiltration, water efficiency, HVAC system selection and electrical system efficiency measures were integrated to exceed the required 40 percent energy usage reduction.