Navy BEQ & Parking Garage

The photo shows the main entrance to the BEQ.


  • Location: Bremerton, Washington
  • Climate Region: 4C: Mixed - Marine
  • Building type(s): Other, Military base, Multi-unit residential
  • New construction
  • 501,000 ft2 (46,500 m2)
  • Project scope: 2 11-story buildings
    206,000 ft2   (19,100 m2)
    295,000 ft2   (27,400 m2)
  • Urban setting
  • Anticipated completion date: January 2010
  • Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC, v.2.2--Level: Gold

The Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) houses 600 enlisted sailors while they are stationed at Bremerton. The BEQ is organized with 11 floors, 9 of which are designated for housing purposes. Each floor contains apartment-style living units that allow four sailors to live sharing a kitchen, living room, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms.

Environmental Aspects

  • The project diverted more than 95% of construction debris from landfills.
  • The site was formerly a parking lot. All asphalt used for the parking lot was ground and reused as structural backfill for the foundation of the BEQ.
  • All paints and coatings are low-VOC.
  • 90% of spaces have a view.
  • Products used for final cleaning of building were all green products.
  • The project realizes 19.4% energy savings over ASHRAE 2004.

Owner & Occupancy

  • Owned and occupied by Public Works, Federal government
  • Typically occupied by 600 people
  • Expected Building Service Life: 50 years

The BEQ (Bachelor Enlisted Quarters) is an apartment-style building that houses 600 enlisted sailors. The Parking Garage will hold 912 cars, including HOV, ADA, motorcycles, and 45 Low-Emitting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles.

Building Programs

Indoor Spaces:

Structured parking (50%), Living quarters (44%), Circulation (3%), Lobby/reception (1%), Office (1%), Restrooms (1%)

Outdoor Spaces:

Parking (55%), Restored landscape (25%), Drives/roadway (12%), Patio/hardscape (5%), Shade structures/outdoor rooms (2%), Pedestrian/non-motorized vehicle path (2%)


Integrated team, Commissioning, Performance measurement and verification, Operations and maintenance, Transportation benefits, Stormwater management, Efficient fixtures and appliances, Efficient irrigation, HVAC, Efficient lighting, Recycled materials, Local materials, C&D waste management, Occupant recycling, Connection to outdoors, Daylighting, Thermal comfort, Noise control, Low-emitting materials

Photo credit: Tetra Tech

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