HDR’s Tang Authors Article in The Military Engineer

(November 20, 2014) - J.J. Tang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, M.SAME, principal of the federal program, is the author of an article in the November/December issue of The Military Engineer entitled, "A Place to Call Home: Pushing the Sustainable Design Envelope on Military Barracks."

The article is about how the 13th Combat Aviation Brigade barracks complex at Fort Carson, Colorado, aspires to set a new standard in sustainability and functional design for the military barracks building type.

The Mortenson/HDR design-build team for the $94 million campus worked to achieve two key objectives: maximize building energy efficiency with a goal to adapt to Net Zero energy use; and create a lively and livable residential community - slated for LEED Gold certification.

The design team broke down this massive 370,156-gross-square-foot Army barracks program into a series of residential, community-setting complexes, with required amenities to be thoughtfully integrated into the overall campus master plan.

Truly a sustainable showcase for the Department of Defense barracks building type, the facilities push the envelope of sustainable design and construction and will provide 1,000 soldiers with a place to call home. The campus is currently under construction and expected to be completed in early 2015.

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