Two Fort Belvoir Buildings Shine with LEED Silver

(January 15, 2013) — The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Campus in Fort Belvoir Virginia, now boasts two new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® Silver certified buildings—the 50,000 square foot  Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) Headquarters and the 24,000 square foot Logan Dental Clinic. Both buildings topped out at the high end of LEED Silver, receiving all of the possible 38 LEED credits for this certification category. The NRMC Headquarters satisfies all government energy mandates under EPACT 2005, and EISA 2007.

Designed by HDR, the buildings are located adjacent to each other on the Belvoir Hospital campus. Both earned LEED Silver by incorporating these sustainable features:

  • Green roofs
  • Solar hot water to meet the EISA requirement for 30% hot water provided by solar
  • Energy efficient lighting and HVAC
  • Skylights and window shading to optimize daylight (NRMC Headquarters)
  • Sustainable landscape with native/adaptive plantings and large areas of trees that were preserved during construction
  • Using locally sourced and sustainable materials with high recycled content
  • Restoration of historic furniture (NRMC Headquarters)

The two-phased Logan Dental Clinic includes a total of 40 general and specialty DTRs, with all of the requisite support spaces including a lobby, reception areas, specialized treatment rooms, and administrative components, along with the mechanical/electrical infrastructure to support both phases.  

These latest certifications bring HDR's total to 23 LEED Silver certified projects.