Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

Remodel Bldg. 850, Naval Base Ventura County

Project Details

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
Port Hueneme, CA
Client: US Navy
Project Size: $2M to $5M

Project Description

This design-bid-build project’s scope of work included a complete interior and exterior rehabilitation of the US Navy’s Bldg. 850, Public Work’s Department Headquarters, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, CA.  Every building system and architectural finish was either rehabilitated or remove and replaced in its entirety.  The project was also one of the very first LEED Gold project’s in the USA.  Building 850 serves as one of the U.S. Navy’s two “Energy Showcase” facilities to demonstrate applications of the latest concepts in energy-efficient and sustainable facility design, construction and operation.  Located in Port Hueneme in Ventura County, California, the building is home to Naval Base Ventura County Public Works Department and provides Naval staff with direct exposure to and experience with green building principles.

The project included a 10,000 sq. ft remodel and a 7,000 sq. ft addition.  This project served not only as a functioning green building but also as a living laboratory and educational tool for emerging sustainable designs and technologies.  The building was carefully designed to take advantage of the local mild climate and make use of passive systems that have been integrated with the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems through an iterative design process that achieve maximum efficiency and indoor environmental quality.  Renovated interior spaces included classrooms, lobby, restrooms, and office spaces.  The renovated exterior spaces included patios, interpretive landscape, restored landscape, pedestrian/non-motorized vehicle paths, parking, bicycle storage/parking, and decorative gardens.