Their challenge

The US Army Corps of Engineers prioritizes sustainability and safety, so when their new education center at Vandenberg AFB needed a partner to perform commissioning services, Salas O’Brien’s team was a perfect fit. The new, over 38,000-square-foot education center supports the academic and professional development of officers, airmen, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilian employees. The building includes pre-wired administrative space for the center and five colleges, with lecture classrooms, testing rooms, and a learning resource center. The center also features distance learning classrooms with tele-video satellite feeds, an auditorium equipped with computer LAN connectivity, and computer-science and engineering laboratories.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien provided commissioning for the building’s HVAC systems, including boilers, chillers, variable air volume air handlers, exhaust and supply fans, and direct digital control (DDC) system. Our team also commissioned the lighting controls and water heater systems.