New LEED Platinum Fire Station in Madison
IMEG provided engineering design and services for the new LEED Platinum Fire Station 14 in Madison. The new station provides space for recruit testing, incumbent standards, training evolutions, community meetings, engagement, education, fire prevention, and health services such as community paramedicine. IMEG provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology design, as well as construction administration services.
The project was designed to be net zero energy capable and is projected to operate with a 58 percent energy savings in comparison to code baseline MEP system highlights to help achieve this include:
- Geothermal borefield
- Energy recovery to pre-treat ventilation air
- High efficiency condensing boilers
- In-floor radiant heat throughout the facility
- Photovoltaics as a power source
- LED lighting and occupancy sensor control
The structural design included a 3 ½-inch-deep roof deck supported by deep, long span joists in order to clear span the apparatus bay and provide clear space for vehicles. The remainder of the building utilizes a conventional 1 1/2” roof deck supported by standard bar joists and steel framing. A mezzanine adjacent to the apparatus bay supports mechanical systems, storage and space for training exercises. The overhang canopy at the apparatus bay doors uses solar panels supported by steel framing as the roof structure. Safety tie-off anchor points for working on the solar panels were provided at the roof framing, and additional safety tie-off anchor points were provided within the building to accommodate a variety of training exercises.