Pentagon Emergency Response Center

Pentagon Emergency Response Center

Arlington, VA

The Pentagon Emergency Response Center (PERC) is located on the Pentagon Reservation and is home to members of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), a Department of Defense Agency charged with protecting the Pentagon Reservation and other DoD-occupied facilities in the National Capital Region.

The design/build team of architecture firm Lord Aeck Sargent and construction firm The Christman Company was selected from among four shortlisted teams to design and construct the PERC. The award was a best value decision that included, among other things, the team’s proposed enhancements to the design of an existing facility program as well as its experience in designing and building laboratories and sustainable facilities.

The two-story PERC houses a lab, storage, training, and admitive spaces to be shared by PFPA responders.

Some of the LEED Gold certified building’s sustainable design features and products include:

  • Use of recycled content materials, including a steel frame with 95 percent recycled content
  • Use of regionally sourced materials
  • Sunshades for control of solar heat gain and glare
  • A high-efficiency air handling unit with a heat recovery wheel and a building management system
  • Bike racks and showers
  • Low-flow toilets and faucets

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