Ft Bragg 3rd SF Group HQ
Case Study for Ft Bragg 3rd SF Group HQ
United States Army Corps of Engineers
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SIG team members that worked on this project:
Scott Baker, Director of Technical Services, PE
Ft. Bragg, NC
Sustainable Investment Group’s role on this building:
This building utilizes solar water heating to provide most of its’ domestic hot water to the occupants.
Ft. Bragg, North Carolina is the home of one of the largest military bases in the world. The complex covers more than 251 square miles and is home to more than 91,000 military personnel, civilian employees and family members.
The Ft Bragg 3rd SF Group HQ is one of many buildings at Ft. Bragg to pursue LEED certification. With many new commands being moved to Fort Bragg due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), new construction and building renovations have been taking place. BRAC was undertaken to save taxpayer dollars and make the military more efficient. Part of this efficiency is to strive for more sustainability in new construction and improvements to existing structures. According to “LEED-EB An Integrated Approach to High Performance Buildings”, a presentation by Alice Soulek, there is a commitment to continue to grow the percentage of LEED-EB certified current structures to 25 percent by 2020.
The 3rd Special Forces Group Headquarters was dedicated May 19, 2014, to Staff Sgt. Robert Miller, who died Jan. 25, 2008, while helping his troops regroup after an ambush in Afghanistan. The dedication was the opening event for the unit’s memorial week.