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LoopTech Completes LEED Certified Geothermal Install at Ft. Hood

New Waverly, Texas — LoopTech International, a premier full service geothermal installation company has reached completed the geothermal install at a new facility on Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas.
Russell Buras, President & CEO, said we have done multiple military projects across the US over the past several years. This was a good project for our company on the heels of the command center we completed at Ft Sam Houston in the previous year. We appreciate all hard work that went into making this a success and the great working relationship we fostered with the prime contractors.

J&S Construction broke ground in December 2013 on an $11.5 million contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. The contract will include the construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Maintenance Complex at Ft. Hood, just 70 miles north of Austin, Texas. This contract marks J&S Construction’s first project at Ft. Hood.

The 22,181 square-foot Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Maintenance Complex, which has a scheduled completion date of May 2015, will consist of a Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility (TEMF), Organizational Storage Building (OSB), Hazardous Waste Storage Building (HWSB), a Petroleum Oil & Lubricant storage building (POL) and a UAS Container Storage Building.

This project is designed to meet LEED® Silver requirements by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and environmentally friendly features will include geothermal heat, transpired solar wall panel system, skylights, solar hot water, spray foam insulation, air barrier system, radon piping system, low flow water fixtures, energy recovery units, occupancy sensors, low VOC and recycled materials.

These facility types are used for the purpose of maintaining and repairing vehicles, complete with equipment and parts storage and administrative offices. J&S Construction has completed two TEMF projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Ft. Campbell base, one being a $13 million LEED Gold facility, completed August 2010, and the most recent being a $12.2 million facility, completed September 2013, which has been submitted for LEED Silver Certification.

“J&S Construction shares the Corps’ vision of building sustainable, energy-efficient projects,” said Brad Leimer, J&S Construction LEED AP and project manager. “This contract represents our eighth LEED certified project with the government sector and twelfth LEED certified project overall.”