Operations, Headquarters, & Support Facilities
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
|Location||US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan|
|Client||Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)|
|Owner||Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)|
Richard C. Hammett, AIA, LEED AP
Commissary Renovations and Energy Efficiency Upgrades, US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
When DeCA needed their US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan commissary brought up to their current Design Criteria and Guide Specifications, the Agency called RS&H for our knowledge of their requirements and full understanding of developing biddable designs on U.S. installations in Japan.
After a three-day full site investigation, the RS&H design team reported to DeCA what upgrades were required to bring the facility up to current standards. Upon approval, RS&H quickly moved forward with the renovation design. Understanding that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo was driving up construction costs, the RS&H design team worked hand-in-hand with DeCA leadership to identify mission-essential components of the design to ensure the scope was within budget.
As part of the design, the team was tasked to increase the amount of the sales floor without increasing the overall footprint of the facility. RS&H’s designers evaluated the building as a whole and developed a solution that increased the sales area by repurposing excess cold storage areas, which ultimately reduced equipment and maintenance costs. In addition, all R22 refrigeration equipment and HVAC units were replaced to ensure compliance with the Japan Environmental Governing Standards (JEGS) and UFCs. Significant energy savings have been realized through careful selection of energy efficient equipment from local Japanese vendors.