The California Military Department (CMD) has broken ground on the new Consolidated Headquarters Complex (CHQC) in Rancho Cordova.
The 285,000-sq.-ft., multi-building campus will sit on a 31-acre site adjacent to Mather Airport. It will host a headquarters office building, warehouse, emergency operations center, utilities building, badging center, and access control point.
Stantec is providing architecture, interior design, ZNE consulting, sustainability, energy modeling, landscape design, acoustics, lighting, security, and information and communications technology design services. The company’s Chicago office is leading the project design in collaboration with global expertise from other Stantec offices including Sacramento, Van Nuys, San Francisco, San Diego, Petaluma, Seattle, and Atlanta.
The CHQC is one of the first large scale new Zero Net Energy projects that will be implemented by the State of California. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification and will be constructed to achieve a variety of sustainable goals to reduce environmental impact, optimize performance, lower energy and operating costs, conserve resources, and increase occupant satisfaction and productivity.
Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.
The CMD is comprised of the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve, and the California Youth and Community Programs.