Air Force

November 21, 2012

AFRC unveils future headquarters home

by Chandra Brown
Air Force Reserve Command public affairs
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Kenneth Crosby, project manager for achitectural firm "Jacobs," explains the highlights of the new Headquarters Air Force Reserve Complex to Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson Nov. 13, 2012, on Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Jackson is the chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The future home of a new Air Force Reserve Command headquarters building was unveiled, Nov. 13.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, led the development of the design project. Government Resources Group Inc., a subcontractor for Jacobs Engineering, constructed the model.

The proposed energy-efficient 343,000 square foot facility is a multi-phased project, with an estimated cost of $80-100 million dollars. The project will help Air Force Materiel Command avoid spending more than $26 million dollars in military construction by re-using current AFRC facilities on Robins AFB.

“Moving into one building will allow the headquarters to operate with improved efficiency and effectiveness — important for the 71,000 reservists we support, who are serving around the world,” said Lt. Gen. James Jackson, AFRC commander.

Reserve command Airmen and civilian employees occupy 377,000 square feet of office space in nine facilities on the base. Another 37 people work in a leased facility off base.

If the building is approved for fiscal year 2014, program managers are projecting completion of the first phase in 2016.

“The goal for the project is to create a sustainable headquarters complex that will incorporate innovative, sustainable principles, express Air Force Reserve heritage and be a model for the Department of Defense for energy efficiency,” Jackson said. “We want to be good stewards of Robins AFB as well as tax payer money.”

The new building will be about 30 percent more energy efficient than the existing buildings by including better insulation, energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems, and incorporating day-lighting to supplement artificial lighting in work areas.

“We are looking at the building meeting Air Force requirements and receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver certification,” said Tim Greene, AFRC program manager.

The LEED is a national program designed to promote third-party verification of environmentally friendly buildings.




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