8(a) HUBZone SB Earns LEED Platinum Certification for French Creek Mess Hall at Camp Lejeune

Original Article: AZO Build

ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. has successfully completed the design-build construction of the French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute.

The 678 person dining facility continues the U.S. Navy’s commitment to environmental sustainability through high-performance design and is distinguished as the first Platinum certification for Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune and one of only eight LEED® Platinum dining facilities nationwide. The project achieved all 10 points for the “Optimize Energy Performance” credit with a modeled energy savings of 54.6 percent, exceeding the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 of 30 percent.

ENVIRO’s first LEED® certified project at Camp LeJeune, the MCIEAST Pre-Trial Detention Center, was completed in 2012 and earned LEED® Gold certification with the Green Building Certification Institute. The 75-bed pre-trial confinement project was built with an emphasis on reducing energy and water consumption, as well as waste recycling during construction. The MCIEAST Pre-Trial Detention Center is distinguished as the military’s first LEED® Gold jail.

As the prime contractor for French Creek and JV-Lead for MCIEAST Pre-Trial, ENVIRO worked with Moseley Architects on both of these Small Business, HUBZone contracts. ENVIRO worked with the Navy to determine the most appropriate strategies to reduce consumption into a design while also meeting Navy security and impact resistance requirements. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.