Partnering with architectural firm Pond and Company, S. B. Ballard Construction Company was proud to complete the new Virginia National Guard Headquarters located in Richmond. The $30-million facility was built on 13.6 acres and is home to 101,588 square feet of space. With a focus on sustainable building practices, the joint operations center for the Virginia National Guard and the Air National Guard, surpassed the goal of LEED Silver certification and met the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold requirements. Exceeding requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 and the 2012 Virginia Energy Code, S.B. Ballard included advanced technology including a hybrid geothermal HVAC system and a site renewable energy generation system to significantly save on energy costs.