MCAS Cherry Point, NC - NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic is pleased to accept MCAS Cherry Point’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Engineering Product Support Facility (EPSF) of the Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point received a LEED GOLD certification. The Haskell Company was the design-builder for this new facility. Haskell’s integrated design-build approach ensured that the government received a quality facility, which was safely delivered on time and met the stringent requirements of the USGBC GOLD Certification (exceeding the contract requirements for Silver certification).
The USGBC developed the LEED Green Building Rating System. The system promotes design and construction practices that meet specified standards, resolving much of the negative impact of buildings on their occupants and on the environment. Light shelves, jutting out above EPSF office windows, reflect light around the building, reducing its dependence on electricity. Solar panels are stretched on top of an outside walkway, providing approximately 20% of the facility’s power. This GOLD certified facility will aid in delivering readiness to the country’s war fighters.
The 35,736 SF facility building houses about 200 personnel whose work was recently consolidated into the single facility. Combining engineers, logisticians and program teams into a single location is expected to create an effective and efficient synergy. A significant feature of the facility is its 5,000 SF high bay which allows full scale aircraft engineering investigations.
The facility was designed and constructed by Haskell of Jacksonville, Florida, one of the nation’s pioneers in integrated “in-house” design and construction services. Integration is seen as a more efficient process and places the responsibility of the design and construction on one firm rather than splitting it across a design firm and general contractor. NAVFAC and Haskell are dedicated to seeking ways to increase energy efficiency and be environmentally friendly. “Sustainability is one of Haskell’s core values. We live it every day. As an integrated design-builder, we have a special responsibility to understand, advocate and execute sustainable design and construction for our clients”, said Mark Higby, Vice President of Haskell’s Government Facilities Division. “Haskell and its 105 LEED accredited professionals are pleased to support the U.S. Navy as they strive to become a leader in environmental responsibility.”
Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the commercial, industrial and civic infrastructure markets. With more than $550 million in annual revenue and 1,500 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico.