US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Development of a new Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) complex for two hundred single soldiers each in two buildings; demolition of several existing buildings currently on the site; construction of bicycle and motorcycle shelters and a central plant building; and all associated site work. Each UEPH is a five-story,100-unit building, and the project is designed to receive a Gold LEED rating.
Sustainable practices were included in the design including:
- Erosion and sediment control plan minimizes the impact of construction activities on the project site and surrounding area
- Appropriate abatement and disposal of identified hazardous building materials as part of the demolition process
- A covered bicycle storage area is provided for each of the two buildings; each bicycle storage area has capacity to lock up 30 bicycles.
- The design features designated carpool drop-offs for each of the two buildings. Five-percent of the parking stalls will be reserved for vanpool/carpool parking.
- The design arranged the site such that vegetated landscaped areas are double the building footprints.
- The standing seam metal roof has a finish that will control local high tem¬perature gradients and reduce building energy use for cooling loads.
- Water use for irrigation is reduced by half in comparison to a typical com¬parable development by specifying water efficient irrigation elements, irrigating only critical portions of the landscape, and implementing a moisture sensor system that manages the irrigation based on moisture levels in the soil.
- A recycling storage room was included on the first floor to support stor¬age and collection of recyclables.
- An Indoor Air-Quality Management Plan is being implemented during the construction phase to protect permanent building components from air pollutants and maintaining a clean job site.
- Lighting controls are provided for each bedroom and each office
- All units have windows with exterior views accounting for 97% of the regularly-occupied spaces.
- The building energy model demonstrates an energy cost reduction rate of 46.7% as compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline.