They may not realize it, but thousands of Marines are enjoying a more comfortable dining environment thanks in part to spray foam insulation. The French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is now a state-of-the-art, energy efficient space as a result of many factors designed to make the space as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.
It was a huge project, considering the mess hall encompasses 21,000 square feet consisting of kitchens, salad bar, bakery and other facilities. The priority was to adhere to the Navy’s ongoing commitment to energy sustainability. To help achieve that goal, the project involved things like ground-coupled heat pumps linked to 78 geothermal wells, a Dedicated Outdoor Air System with energy recovery, and LED site lighting.
Spray foam insulation and coatings were also used on the exterior walls. This will help reduce energy costs, while also providing the soldiers with a more comfortable dining environment.
All of these tactics combined helped the building earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute.
While most contractors won’t have to build a giant mess hall for thousands of military personnel, projects of any size require the best materials and equipment. For a wide variety of spray foam equipment, check out the online store at Intech Equipment & Supply.