From The Military Engineer
New federal buildings must meet extremely rigorous energy efficiency and sustainability standards. The design of the U.S. Army Reserve Training Center at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin, Calif., illustrates just how demanding these standards have become.
The design team developed solutions so that the new Training Center could meet, and sometimes even exceed, these stringent requirements. The Army Reserve also desired that the building satisfy requirements for LEED Silver. The result is an innovative combination of passive energy systems with radiant flooring, natural ventilation, walls and windows designed to facilitate natural ventilation, moisture resistance and daylighting.