This Training Site Facilities Design Guide (DG 415-4) sets forth general functional guidance for the design architect-engineer (A-E) to use in developing the design and construction documents for the Army National Guard (ARNG) training site facilities projects. This design guide is applicable to all construction projects, including new construction, major alterations, rehabilitations and adaptive reuse of existing facilities. All ARNG facilities must be designed and constructed applying the principles and practices of sustainable design and development using U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC Version 3.0 Green Building Rating System to achieve a “Silver” rating. To aid to the reader in using this design guide, the following are included:
- Appendix A, Unique References, lists reference documents that pertain specifically to this building type; other references cited in this design guide are included in the References in DG 415-5;
- Appendix B, Glossary, defines the acronyms and abbreviations used in this design guide as well as specialized terms that are unique to this design guide;
- Appendix C contains several tables of requirements;
- Appendix D contains the figures that illustrate the explanations in the text.