Engine Company No. 16 – New Fire Station

HACIA Green Corner

Submitted By:
F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC


Project Name: Engine Company No. 16 – New Fire Station


LEED Platinum Certification


Project Client:
Public Building Commission

Engine Company No  16  New Fire Station Picture 1Engine Company No  16  New Fire Station Picture 2

Project Background:

This new 19,725 square foot, LEED Platinum fire house was constructed based upon the current fire prototype ‘B’ design. Site work included surface parking for thirty-four vehicles, landscaped areas with native vegetation, and ornamental fencing. The public way was improved with new sidewalks, curbs, and landscaping per City Ordinance. The building accommodates a staff of 28 people per each twenty-four hour shift. The design included the following spaces: apparatus bay with concrete service drive to house multiple emergency vehicles, full kitchen, dining area, male / female locker rooms and toilet facilities, sleeping quarters, officer’s quarters, physical training room, meeting room, storage area for HazMat response equipment, and EMS Field Division South offices. A 150 foot high communication monopole and radio room is located adjacent to the building. The building structural system is a combination of steel frame and masonry bearing walls on spread footings. The exterior walls will be brick veneer, limestone, and insulated, low – E coated glazing. The mechanical system is a 26 well geo-thermal field and water to water heat pumps, natural gas emergency generator, and integrated building controls.


The project received LEED Platinum Certification. LEED features included:


• Permeable Paver Parking Lot 


• Infiltration Trenches


• Green Roof 


• Geothermal System


• Lighting controls system