Barracks Location: Fort Irwin, CA
Technology: Lighting and DaylightingSolar Hot Water
POC: Los Angeles District

reduction in energy costs (LEED)
reduction in water use
of construction waste diverted from the landfill

Located in a remote location in the arid Mojave Desert, the long term sustainability of Fort Irwin depends on water conservation, energy independence and waste elimination management. A solar thermal system was located on top of the courtyard canopy to provide 30% of the building’s hot water energy usage. This on-site renewable energy system will provide about 3.44% of the barracks energy needs through this clean energy source. The project team emphasized achieving a very high construction waste diversion (97.86%) which avoided utilizing the limited capacity garrison landfill. The Barracks design also achieved a large reduction in potable water use through the use of low flow plumbing fixtures.

This project is located at (lat/lng): 35.2571786, -116.7171071

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Page last reviewed: Tuesday, August 14, 2018