LEED BD+C: New Construction v2.2
Wounded Warrior Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
Oceanside, CA 92049
LEED Platinum 2011
A high-performance LEED Platinum facility that supports the recovery of wounded marines and sailors...the military required this project to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver Certification...it was determined that the project team would be able to target LEED Platinum certification with minimal additional cost.
The first Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) project to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the 100-room Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) houses 200 Marines on the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, CA. The design of this BEQ facility aims to promote and maintain the well-being, morale and speedy recovery of the Wounded Warriors by establishing a higher standard of living and quality of life.
The Wounded Warrior BEQ is a two-story facility with separate, double-loaded corridor wings connected by a communal lounge space. The open activity area features pool and ping pong tables, foosball, a large-screen TV viewing area, a game area, and two full kitchens. Outside the building, a covered outdoor patio space provides residents with natural views of the adjacent Lake O’Neill, while a full-size basketball court and BBQ pavilion provides opportunities for communal outdoor activities. The $23 million housing facility serves as a model for sustainability on the Camp Pendleton MCB (Marine Corps Base), by using a timeless “best of breed” design combined with quality, durable materials and efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to reduce the building’s lifecycle cost.
Overall, the Wounded Warrior BEQ serves as a model for sustainability for the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Military Base, NAVFAC Southwest, and all military organizations alike. This barracks provides the highest quality interior environment available for the wounded soldiers that defend the nation. Using a high level of coordination, BIM technology and sustainability, the project team was able to create a model rehabilitation and administration facility that maximizes the quality of life for its occupants and minimizes its impact on the planet.