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May 2018

Construction to Begin on Zero Net Energy Headquarters for California Military Department

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - The California Military Department (CMD), Walsh Construction and Stantec have broken ground on a new Consolidated Headquarters Complex (CHQC). The CMD is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve, and the California Youth and Community Programs. The new CHQC will be responsible for command and management of the CMD.

The design-build team of Walsh Construction and Stantec will deliver the new $135 million Consolidated Headquarters Complex. Walsh and Stantec bring nearly 30 years of design-build teaming experience to the project. The 285,000-square-foot, multi-building campus will sit on a 31-acre site adjacent to Mather Airport and will host a headquarters office building, warehouse, emergency operations center, utilities building, badging center, and access control point.

"This headquarters complex will go a long way toward ensuring the Military Department is an effective and energy-efficient force," said Capt. Will Martin, spokesperson for the California Military Department. "Our leadership has worked closely with Walsh and Stantec throughout this process, and we believe this facility will set a standard for state agencies for years to come."

The CHQC is one of the first large scale new Zero Net Energy (ZNE) projects that will be implemented by the State of California after Gov. Jerry Brown's Executive Order B-18-12 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency in California. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification and will be constructed to achieve a variety of sustainable goals to reduce environmental impact, optimize performance, lower energy and operating costs, conserve resources, and increase occupant satisfaction and productivity. On-site renewable energy is generated by a photovoltaic array that will serve a dual purpose as parking shade structures.

The facility is set to open in 2020.



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