New Carbon-Free Replacement Building
The Town of Sharon engaged a design team to determine the feasibility of modernizing its town hall for accessibility and code compliance, improvements to space utilization, and energy efficiency. After the study phase, the town elected
to demolish the existing and build a new facility in its place. After participation in the study, IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services, along with construction administration, for the new 16,500-sf, two-story town hall.
Building system designs include emergency power, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps with energy recovery, water-based fire suppression, clean agent fire suppression for vault storage rooms, LED lighting and controls, fully-automated and web-enabled building management systems, water service, analogue addressable fire detection, sanitary drainage, and restrooms.
All plumbing fixtures meet Massachusetts State building codes for energy, water conservation and accessibility. The Chapter 149A construction manager at-risk building is ADA-compliant and utilizes a building-wide management system (BMS).
No fossil fuels are used in the facility except for the gas back-up generator. The electrified building is designed to accommodate a future solar photovoltaic array.