Group14 provided LEED consulting, energy modeling, and commissioning services for the 182,000 SF Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE) in Hobbs, New Mexico.
The LEED Silver recreation center represents a distinct partnership between the City of Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs Municipal Schools, University of the Southwest, and the J.F Maddox Foundation, which all initially had separate facility plans and decided that putting them together could maximize dollars for the community.
This center features a recreational pool, a pool for competitions, a warm therapeutic pool, and a lazy river. The state-of-the-art facility also boasts basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as an indoor soccer field and a walking trail. Over 32% of the building’s total materials were made with recycled content.
The project was able to achieve a 40% energy cost savings through efficient building design, including serving the pool areas with heat recovery systems and reducing ventilation needs during unoccupied hours.
A 39% annual reduction in indoor water use was achieved using high efficiency faucets, toilets, and showerheads.