Case Study

U.S. Navy

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

Based in Monterey, California, the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center brings together skilled, specially trained scientists, analysts, and naval operations experts to provide relevant, high quality weather and ocean data support for U.S. and coalition forces around the world.

Called “Fleet Numerical” for short, this innovative center is part of the larger national Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and it has ties with operations in Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, as well as the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. and Fleet Weather Centers in Norfolk, Virginia, and San Diego, California.

When this approximately 4,000-square-foot operations center underwent an addition and renovation, project leaders contracted Salas O’Brien to perform mechanical and plumbing design and LEED consulting services. The center required high security access control, 24-hour continuous operation, and design for cutting-edge telecommunication and data systems—critical elements that increased the complexity of the project.

Once finished, the center achieved a LEED Silver status, with high-efficiency rooftop packaged gas/electric air conditioning units and split-system air conditioning units for the telecommunications centers contributing to the building’s overall efficiency and resulting in a 20% savings over state minimum (Title 24). Our team’s design and consulting services made these achievements possible and enabled the center’s ongoing mission: to provide tactical decision aids and data for military operations across the globe.


Monterey, California

Project Size:
13,913 Square Feet

Mechanical and Plumbing Design, LEED Consulting

$7.6 Million

LEED Silver