The Regional Training Institute and Barracks Facility for the NH Army National Guard has received LEED® Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council for both of its buildings on its new campus in Pembroke, NH. Eckman Construction recently completed the $28M, 104,000 square-foot project and they were proud to be able to help implement numerous sustainable features at the new campus.

“Achieving LEED® Silver for both the Barracks building and the Training facility was a truly collaborative effort from the project team,” said John Deloia, Vice President, Eckman Construction. “With the help of Oak Point Associates and Resilient Buildings Group, we were able to implement numerous sustainable features on this campus that will benefit the Guard for years to come.”

The campus consists of two buildings – the Training (or RTI) Building, which features a large multi-purpose training area, training device and simulation center, vehicle training bay, physical fitness training room, classrooms, a 180-seat auditorium, commercial kitchen and dining area, and the Barracks Building, which can sleep up to 144 people at a time with its double and single occupancy rooms. The Barracks Building also features community spaces for both staff and visitors as well as full laundry amenities.

Among the key sustainable features that helped the facility achieve LEED® Silver Certification were a rainwater harvesting system that saves roughly 50% of water consumption, occupancy sensors that help manage electricity usage levels, permeable pavement reduces runoff and contributes to sustainable site conditions, and rooftop solar panels power a domestic hot water system.

Oak Point Associates of Portsmouth, NH served as the architect for the project. Resilient Buildings Group of Concord, NH was our sustainability consultant and helped with LEED® review and documentation throughout the project.