Renovation of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters B-21, B-22, and B-23

Guernsey was the lead design firm for this project and was Designer of Record for Architectural, Interior, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering. The project included the complete renovation of three dormitory facilities including all new mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire suppression systems, and also a structural retrofit to meet current seismic codes.This renovation project resulted in a pleasant, safe, and functional housing environment for enlisted military personnel E1 through E4, who work and train at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, and other tenant commands. The renovated 1+1E housing is compliant with ADA regulations. BEQ-23 included a new reception desk and lounge to welcome and register guests to the new complex and office space for BEQ support staff.Exterior work included removal of an exterior balcony and stair. The new exterior finish consisted of a three-coat plaster system over the existing concrete walls and ATFP compliant windows.

Each BEQ in this project was designed to achieve a Silver rating from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in accordance with the LEED-NC, v3 rating system.Some of the strategies implemented were Water Use Reduction, Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems for HVAC systems and controls, lighting controls, refrigeration systems and controls, renewable energy systems, and domestic hot water systems, Reduction of Energy Consumption under the Baseline Energy Model, Use of Non-Ozone Depleting Refrigerants, Storage and Collection of Recyclables, Reuse of the Structural Walls, Diversion of Demolition and Construction Waste Materials from Landfill and Incineration, Use of Materials Containing Recycled Content, Use of Materials that have been Regionally Sourced, Use of Woods that are Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified, Indoor Air Quality Performance, Indoor Air Quality Management Plan During Construction, Low/No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) finishes, and Individually Controlled Lighting Controls.

Outcomes

The renovations resulted in three LEED Silver certifications and achieved the goal of significantly improving the dormitory facilities at Naval Base Ventura County.