Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility

Goliad, Texas

The new facility houses aircraft rescue, fire-fighting, and airfield functions to support pilot training and operations for the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II aircraft program. The 9,900 sq. ft. building, which sits at the intersection of two repaired and relighted runways, contains a three-bay equipment and vehicle maintenance garage, administrative areas, a pilots’ lounge, a combination kitchen/living space, a training/fitness room, and living quarters with six bunks.

A whole-building energy simulation and analysis was conducted to meet or exceed the goal of a 30% energy budget reduction. Other energy savings principles and requirements were incorporated, helping the facility achieve LEED Gold certification.