San Diego Business Journal

Camp Pendleton Buildings Get LEED Platinum Designation

By Lou Hirsh Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two new medical care-related buildings at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have been certified Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

An April 9 statement from general contractor Balfour Beatty Construction said the designation has been bestowed, under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, on the base’s Wounded Warrior administrative headquarters and Hope and Care Center. The two-building project began in April 2010 and was completed in October 2011.

“Both facilities far exceeded the minimum amount of points to achieve LEED Platinum,” said Eric Stenman, regional CEO in San Diego for Dallas-based Balfour Beatty Construction.

The 30,995-square-foot Hope and Care Center includes a resource and recovery center, weight training center, outdoor amphitheater, therapeutic gardens, indoor therapy pool and outdoor lap pool. The headquarters administration and multipurpose facility includes 9,354 square feet of space for administration and operations, as well as multipurpose space and conference rooms.

The project’s sustainable design solutions are expected to reduce water usage by more than 84,000 gallons per year, and provide more than $52,000 in annual energy savings combined for both buildings, the statement said.

Both facilities are fully compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, and designed to complement the nearby Wounded Warrior Barracks. The barracks were completed in 2010 by Balfour Beatty and received the first-ever LEED Platinum certification for a U.S. Navy or Marine project.