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I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Washoe County Armory (WCA) HVAC Replacement
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Replace existing HVAC system with heat pump units.
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Reno
4. Department (department requesting project): Military
5. Division (division requesting project): Nevada Army National Guard
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Sandor Duran
8. Contact phone: 775 887 7292
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 5
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 2041
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 2041PLM1
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
1. Project Description: To replace the existing end of life roof top units, make-up air units, and unit heaters with high efficient water source equipment and direct digital controls.
2. Project Justification: As of 2014 the HVAC equipment on the Washoe county armory is over 17 years old and reaching the end of their service life and operational life. The makeup air units located on facility are direct fired that have caused a life and safety issues with creating high levels of carbon monoxide which is unsafe for building occupants. The roof top units and makeup air units are continuously failing and requiring countless hours of maintenance to keep operational. The current units waste a considerable amount of energy compared to high efficient models of today. Additionally the roof top units operates with R-22 refrigerant. R-22 has been mandated by the federal government to be 75 percent phased out by 2010. This refrigerant that is available is grossly overpriced if maintenance can find it, which is a waste of tax dollars.
3. Project Background Information: The NVARNG is involved in state and federal missions and because of these obligations to federal and state entities it requires the NVARNG to comply with Executive Order 13423 requiring federal agencies to reduce energy consumption by 30% and acquire 7.5% power from renewable sources by 2015. We are also following Army Directive 2014-02 Net Zero Installations Policy which requires us to strive to reach net zero buildings within our portfolio.
4. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1997
c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Trane & Absolute Aire, Reznor
d. Model of existing equipment: 11 Rooftop units and 5 make up airs
e. Are there any known hazardous material abatement? Unknown
5. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): If the equipment fails the condition inside the building will become un-occupiable and loss of employee production. State maintenance can possibly replace a unit here and there over the coming years but that would put a strain on their already tight/strained budget that is used to maintain all equipment across the state, not for capitol equipment replacement. If maintenance has to replace the equipment, it would be done in a patch work, possibly done in an inefficient non-comprehensive manner.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
6. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): When the HVAC system fails the temperatures in the armory become excessive (especially in the summer.) This places greater stress on the individuals’ physical health and contributes to the space to become non-occupiable therefore hindering the National Guards ability to respond to state emergencies where they are critically involved.
7. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
b. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
c. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 12/30/16
d. What is the driving proposed completion date? The end of useful life of the equipment and as our maintenance team continues to maintain this equipment continually states that it needs to be replaced before it cataphatically fails.
III. Preliminary Construction and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land (if land must be purchased):
2. Off-site construction:
3. On-site Development:
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and Equipment:
7. Specialty equipment:
8. Data and network equipment:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving:
11. Renovation of vacated space:
12. Correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Known hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal 500,000.00
c. Other/Donor
d. State 500,000.00
(describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): NVARNG requires that all PMI and permitting cost are picked up by the State of Nevada
Total: 10000000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name Captain Johannes Lamprecht
b. Phone Number 775 887 7290
c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces?
3. Are utilities available to site?
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities?
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)?
6. Is the site in a flood plain?
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone?
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks?
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions?
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment?
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required?
12. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid?
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded?
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Yes
Describe Site Considerations: The DDC will require a connection to C12 hanger to use of their internet access.
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs?
3. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
a. New Construction SF:
b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
c. Addition SF
d.Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
5. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 350
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 40
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 25
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: