+ Army National Guard Readiness Center

As the first Army National Guard facility in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum, the new Windsor Readiness Center houses the 1157th FSC (Forward Support Company) of the Colorado Army National Guard.

The development of the 17-acre site includes a primary facility with assembly hall, classrooms, learning center, kitchen with serving line, administration area, separate unit equipment and individual equipment storage, vehicle maintenance training bays, physical fitness area, controlled waste, flammable materials storage, break room, and restrooms. Supporting facilities include, military vehicle parking, access roads, personnel owned vehicle parking, loading platform, and a vehicle wash bay. Physical security measures are incorporated into the design including maximum standoff distances from roads, property lines, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas. Cost effective energy conserving features are incorporated into the design. Enhanced HVAC/MEP systems are also included.

CLIENT: State of Colorado, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
SCOPE: 30,715 SF
COST: $10 million
COMPLETED: October 2012

Sustainable Features

+ LEED Platinum Certification
+ Proper building orientation
+ Daylighting and views throughout the building
+ High performance building envelope
+ Ground-source heat exchange HVAC system
+ Installed Photovoltaic arrays will produce 63,000 kWh annually
+ Recycled/reclaimed/regional materials
+ Modeled to have 70% less energy cost compared to ASHRAE 90.1 standards
+ 50% reduction in landscape watering
+ 43% water use reduction (low/ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, metered lavs)
+ 91% construction waste diversion
+ FSC certified wood
+ Low odor emitting materials (adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, composite wood)
+ Individual control of systems, lighting and HVAC
+ Operable windows