Boy Scouts of America The Summit Bechtel Reserve


Boy Scouts of America

Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is home to the National Scout Jamboree, an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America.

Integral Group is providing engineering design services for the new Boy Scouts Jamboree. The project includes about 400,000 square feet spread across 31 buildings on a 13,000 acres site. The sustainability goals of the project include net zero energy and net zero carbon foot print. Two of the buildings will meet the requirement of The Living Building Challenge. The construction will be phased over the next 5 years.

This high performance adventure center is planned to be a net-zero energy, zero carbon operation, with grid-connected cogeneration using photovoltaic, wind turbines and Fuel Cells. The HVAC system includes geothermal wells with ground coupled heat pumps which generates chilled & hot water. The HVAC system includes radiant cooling/heating with displacement ventilation air supply. Energy recovery and desiccant dehumidification strategies are used to reduce ventilation cooling loads. Rainwater is captured, treated and used as grey-water system for public restrooms. Composting toilets are provided for several buildings and Solar hot water. Low level lighting with very efficient fluorescent or LED sources maintain less than .4 Watt/sf.

KEY FEATURES

  • Grid-connected cogeneration using photovoltaic, wind turbines and Fuel Cells.
  • Geothermal wells with ground coupled heat pumps
  • Radiant cooling/heating with displacement ventilation air supply.
  • Grey-water system for public restrooms.
  • Solar hot water
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