Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit Bechtel Reserve is home to the National Boy Scout Jamboree, an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America.
Introba (formerly Integral Group) is providing engineering design services for the new Boy Scouts Jamboree. The project includes about 400,000 square feet spread across 31 buildings on a 13,000 acres site. The project’s sustainability goals include net zero energy and net-zero carbon footprint. Two of the buildings will meet the requirement of the Living Building Challenge. The construction will be phased over the next five years.
This high-performance adventure center is planned to be net-zero energy, zero-carbon operation, with grid-connected cogeneration using photovoltaic, wind turbines, and fuel cells. The HVAC system includes geothermal wells with ground-coupled heat pumps which generate chilled & hot water. The HVAC system contains radiant cooling/heating with displacement ventilation air supply. Energy recovery and desiccant dehumidification strategies are used to reduce ventilation cooling loads. Rainwater is captured, treated, and used as a grey-water system for public restrooms. Composting toilets are provided for several buildings and Solar hot water. Low-level lighting with efficient fluorescent or LED sources maintains less than .4 Watt/ ft².
Living Building Challenge
Grid-connected cogeneration using photovoltaic, wind turbines, and fuel cells.
Geothermal wells with ground-coupled heat pumps
Radiant cooling/heating with displacement ventilation air supply.
Grey-water system for public restrooms.
Solar hot water