Photo Credit: Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs
Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, U.S. Army Forces Command chief of staff, and Maj. Gen. James Young Jr., U.S. Army Reserve Command chief of staff, discuss the importance of energy conservation and the accomplishment of Marshall Hall achieving the LEED Gold certification with April Dudash, a reporter with the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer newspaper. Marshall Hall, the 631,000 sq. ft. headquarters for FORSCOM and USARC at Fort Bragg, N.C., became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "Gold" certified facility. To achieve LEED standards for new construction, projects are evaluated in six sustainability areas: water, material, site, energy, air and savings. All new federal construction projects are required to meet, at a minimum, LEED "Silver" standards. The work and cooperation by the Army/Industry project team (Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Fentress Architects, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Bragg Installation, FORSCOM and USARC Headquarters) in reaching Gold certification for Marshall Hall is indicative of the atmosphere and effort surrounding the more than three and a half years of construction, completed in June 2011.