The Army Materiel Command / United States Army Security Assistance Command (AMC / USASAC) Headquarters is split into two separate office towers bridged by a 4,000-square-foot lobby under 24-hour manned security.
The AMC tower consists of 300,000-square-feet, 7-levels of office space with classified operations facilities, command suites, executive conference rooms, a cafeteria, and war room areas. The USASAC tower consists of 89,000-square-feet, 3-levels of offices space with secure meeting rooms, conference facilities, and the executive office of the USASAC Commanding General. An 11,000-square-foot central utility plant provides major electrical, mechanical, communications, and fire protection systems support to the main facility.
LEED Certified Silver
The complex was designed to comply with the mandatory requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 and EPACT 2005. The strategies included are used to reduce energy consumption and exceed ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 by 30% and contribute to a LEED NC 2.2 Silver rating. High efficiency equipment and lighting were utilized to reduce the energy demands of the building. Low flow fixtures and the removal of on-site irrigation lessened the need for potable water to be used. A demand control ventilation strategy is used to limit load and reduce energy consumption. A complex lighting control system along with occupancy sensors and efficient lighting ballasts were integrated to reduce power usage of the facility.
The project has an extensive state-of-the-art data and security infrastructure. At the time of inception, the AMC was the only building in the state of Alabama designed and built with fiber data directly connected to every desktop and work station, with 378 miles of horizontal fiber optic cable and over 1 million linear feet of horizontal CAT 6 cabling.