Iowa Air National
Guard Building 430

Des Moines, IA

  • $20 million renovation project to convert a 64,900 sf warehouse to an operations, intel, and cyber warfare facility
  • Mission Critical Facility
  • LEED Silver design requirements
  • Geothermal loop field designed to provide the heat sink for condenser water and a cooling tower installed for additional cooling
  • Energy recovery wheel installed to extract thermal energy from the exhaust air
  • Stand-alone early warning detection system for rooms with sensitive electronic equipment
  • While photo voltaic and solar hot water systems were considered, a ground source heat pump provides the best renewable energy
  • “Red” power provided to the secure perimeter areas through a 480-volt triple faraday shielded isolation transformer
  • Design included proper spacing for classified and unclassified communication systems