Globetrotters provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services for this new 14,000 SF, 1-story masonry fire station located in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The project included surface parking for 32 cars and was situated on a 1.05 acre site.
The building was designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council standards for Gold Certification under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Environmentally-friendly features of the building include:
A thermally efficient design to save energy, with recycled material contributing to the structure.
10 roof-mounted solar panels used to preheat domestic hot water, reducing demand on outside energy sources.
Heat bloom (heat island effect) around the building limited through the installation of green and reflective roof surface and light-colored concrete.
The use of permeable concrete in alley allows water to pass through it, keeping rain water from sewer system.
The use of regionally manufactured materials in the building.