The 137,000 SF Salvation Army Kroc Center Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, features a performing arts center, teen activities hub, an indoor aquatics center, sports training areas, recreation center and rock-climbing wall.
Group14 provided sustainability consulting and energy modeling for this LEED Gold project. The center features a highly efficient, solar thermal system, allowing the client to reduce their energy costs and utilize renewable power. Through an innovative pool filtration system, the recreation center also drastically reduced water, energy, and chemical use.
The building’s other sustainability features include high performance windows, increased roof insulation, and an exterior insulated finish system (EFIS). A white roof was also installed to reflect solar energy and reduce heat island effect.
The project earned an ENR Southwest Best Projects Award of Merit in the “Sports/Entertainment” category.
High efficiency lighting systems were installed, along with occupancy sensors and daylight controls– reducing lighting energy use by 42% from baseline levels.
The project also achieved a 38% reduction in indoor water use, along with a 32% reduction in energy cost savings relative to code.