- Panama City, FL, USA
- Federal Government
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology, Energy Services, Commissioning, Life Safety and Fire Protection
- Project Size
75,278 square feet
Certified LEED v2.2 NC Platinum, 2011
U.S. Air Force, Design Concept, Merit Award, 2009
The LEED Platinum certified building and winner of the 2009 U.S. Air Force Merit Award is the first U.S. Air Force project and the first U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-executed project to achieve LEED Platinum. It is designed to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane and includes gymnasium with two basketball courts, racquetball courts and locker rooms. The facility also houses a massage therapist room, a parent-child area and the Health and Wellness Center.
TLC’s energy modeling services drove decisions that affected the building’s overall energy consumption. The fitness center uses 48.4% less annual energy cost than a minimally code-compliant (ASHRAE 90.1-2004) version of the same building, resulting in an estimated annual savings of $57,987. Energy-saving features include passive solar orientation and massing; reduced lighting power density; high-efficiency cooling equipment; solar hot water and photovoltaic systems; daylight harvesting; and lighting controls.