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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

LEED Gold hospital will continue to ensure health success within its community

Market

Healthcare

Location

Fort Hood, Texas

Delivery

Design-Build

Overview

Located in Fort Hood Texas, The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center provides assistance to more than 42,000 active duty personnel and 145,000 family members and retirees within a 40-mile radius. This 45-year-old critical healthcare facility routinely houses medical professionals performing surgeries, filling prescriptions, and providing maternity services to individuals throughout the surrounding community.

Southland Industries worked to reconstruct a new 947,000 square foot hospital through design-build mechanical and plumbing services. The new hospital will replace the existing medical center facility and provide state-of-the-art healthcare services for fellow Fort Hood U.S. Army site service members and their families.

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Our Approach

The ability to minimize water usage and maximize energy conservation proved a critical element for this project. With its central Texas location, Fort Hood is susceptible to droughts from the hot and dry climate. Our design team implemented a capture and reuse cooling tower of wastewater to reduce irrigation water requirements, as well as a 100 percent direct outdoor air system (DOAS) with energy recovery wheels to help save energy. Our team also utilized a BIM solution to determine locations for the facility's various MEP systems.

Result

Southland successfully navigated the design of the healthcare facility, despite the project's rigorous criteria.

 Sustainable project features:

  • Compliant building design under the Energy Independence Security Act (EISA)
  • 55 percent reduction in energy use over existing hospitals.
  • 30 percent reduction in domestic water use

 

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