Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Work Performed

Southland Industries is performing design-build mechanical and plumbing services for a new 947,000 s.f. hospital at Ft. Hood in Texas. This hospital will replace the existing 45-year-old hospital, and will provide state of the art healthcare to service members and their families.

Project highlights

  • A 100% outside air HVAC system in all patient care areas to achieve superior indoor air quality and exceptional energy efficiency.
  • A remote central utility plant (CUP) with high efficiency heating and cooling systems that include heat recovery chillers, high efficiency centrifugal chillers, and boiler stack economizers.
  • An Integrated Building Systems [IBS] design facility with accessible interstitial space above all patient care areas for utilities.
  • A sustainable project that achieves LEED Gold and exceeds the 30% minimum energy reduction over ASHRAE Standard 90.1
  • An Energy Independence Security Act [EISA] compliant building that achieves a 55% reduction in energy use over existing hospital.
  • A water efficient design that achieves a 30% reduction in domestic water use.
  • Capture and re-use of cooling tower waste water to reduce irrigation water requirements.
  • A solar hot water ready central heating plant design.