Luke Air Force Base

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Naval Operational Support at Luke Air Force Base

The Naval Operational Support Center provides administrative services, training and operational support to over 750 Navy Reservists from 16 different Reserve units. The Center’s innovative design is an exemplary model of sustainability for the Department of Defense, as it is the first LEED Platinum facility for the U.S. Navy and the first on Luke Air Force Base. The $11.2 million facility allows the U.S. Navy to consolidate the operations of 12 different locations, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. The state-of-the-art facility features active digital metering displaying current water and energy savings, a high-performance thermal envelope and cutting-edge 67kW DC photovoltaic system providing on-site renewable energy. Initially targeted for LEED Silver certification, Green Ideas was able to achieve LEED Platinum certification for the Center within the prescribed funding, due to an integrated project delivery method and a commitment to sustainability.


Sustainable Strategies

  • Photovoltaic system generates an estimated annual output of 100,000 kWh of renewable energy*

  • Building materials with high recycled content were sourced from local vendors

  • Low-flow fixtures reduce water usage

  • High-performance , reflective roofing system reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Irrigation water use reduced by planting native and adaptive low-water plant species

  • Low VOC-emitting materials for the building’s interior creates enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality

*Annual savings of 67 tons of CO2 or the equivalent of saving over 22 acres of forest

Project Results

  • LEED for New Construction Platinum level achieved

  • 39% energy cost savings above ASHRAE 90.1-2004 energy standard

  • 70% of rooms have daylighting

  • 47% reduction of domestic water use

  • 88% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill

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