Freese and Nichols designed the first ever LEED-certified building (LEED Silver) commissioned by Central Texas College and located at Fort Hood. The new classroom provides continuing education classes to soldiers on the post. The two-story, 26,659-square-foot building is a pre-engineered steel structure with masonry and cement plaster exterior walls and a low pitch metal roof. Sustainable highlights include: 64% diversion of construction waste; 34.17% use of regional materials; combined recycled content value of 33.49% of total material costs; implementation of indoor air quality plans; and design factors such as reduced water usage with high-efficiency low-flow plumbing fixtures, energy efficient HVAC system with energy recovery technology, and energy efficient lighting systems and controls that manage light levels throughout the day.
Central Texas College / Fort Hood Classroom Building
Central Texas College
Military/Government, Higher Education
Architecture, Construction Services, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Site Development, Structural