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TEMF / Joint Base Lewis McChord

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CHG erected a 35,000-square-foot Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility (TEMF) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Designed by Belay Architecture of Tacoma, the building features a Varco Pruden building and roof system and many energy saving elements. The building is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was officially awarded LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. It is the highest rated TEMF in the country.

Precision Iron Works supplied the stair and elevator tower steel and GranitStone insulated wall panels came from Kingspan. ATAS supplied the InSpire solar wall system and Therm-All Insulation supplied the Simple Saver roof insulation system.

The building site used to be a military training range and was classified as a brownfield giving it one point toward the LEED certification. The design incorporated energy efficiency throughout the building. “The TEMF uses 47 percent less energy than a similar building would,” Matt Nolan, project manager for Belay Architecture LLC, architecture firm for the TEMF, and LEED accredited professional. “On the south side of the building we used transpired solar collectors, which pre-heat the outside air before reaching the ventilation system. It allows us to get free heat from the sun.”

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