The Love Dental Clinic, located at United States Army Base Fort Benning in Georgia, recently received LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council),, Washington, D.C., achieving 55 points toward the certification.

Registering and managing the certification process on this $15 million design-build renovation for the Huntsville Center of the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers),, Washington, D.C., and MEDCOM (the United States Army Medical Command),, was construction manager Robins & Morton,, Birmingham, Ala.

The two-story, newly renovated 39,734-sq. ft. Love Dental Clinic is described as an aesthetically appealing, energy efficient, modern structure that houses one of the U.S. Army’s largest and most technologically advanced dental facilities.

“Robins & Morton has successfully managed the LEED process on multiple projects in the past,” relates Corporate Sustainability Director Jackie Mustakas, “So we felt it was our responsibility, to our client and to the environment, to take initiative and oversee successful LEED Silver Certification on the Love Dental Clinic project as well.”

Among the LEED Credits attained at Fort Benning’s Love Dental Clinic Renovation were those for reduced water usage within the building by 34% through installation of low-flow fixtures; efficient building systems designed to minimize energy needs by 18%; and installation of a measurement and verification system to provide an ongoing accountability for the building’s energy consumption.

Robins & Morton performed project design-build work plan as part of its participation in an IDIQ/MATOC (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award task order contract) for repair and minor construction of medical facilities, serving MEDCOM and the USACE Mobile and Huntsville, Ala., Districts.

Through this and other IDIQ/MATOCs, Robins & Morton has performed nearly 50 projects at military bases across the United States.

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