Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's $62 million campus opens
Photo Credit: Gloria Montgomery, Army Medicine
The Warrior Transition Brigade campus courtyard includes two bubbling water features for focal point and calming effect, bicycle racks to promote bicycle commuting and cut down on vehicle carbon emissions, sheltered bus stop, improved courtyard travel (lean rails and benches for multiple rest stops), covered sidewalks systems enhanced by appropriate landscape and direct entrances and exits. Solar panels (top right) provide about 30 percent of energy used to heat hot water. All buildings have membrane applied to building's exterior and standing seam metal roofs that lower the buildings' solar reflectivity index, which reduces heat and cooling costs. Landscaping considerations for the new WTB campus include using native trees and grass that are grouped together by similar watering needs and selected for their hardiness, availability and drought tolerance.
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