Building and Facilities
Fire Station Mechanicals – Madison, WI
Size: 13,500 square feet
In collaboration with an architectural firm, we designed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems for a new LEED-certified Platinum facility for the Madison Fire Department.
Many sustainable design features were incorporated into the final design, including solar domestic water heating, geothermal heating and cooling, rain water harvesting, and a green roof.
The solar water heating system uses fixed position, 120-square- foot, flat plate collectors. An inline pump circulates a 50:50 solution of water and propylene glycol between three roof-mounted collectors and a heat exchanger inside a domestic water storage tank. Once heated, the domestic water supply is maintained at 120 degrees through a geothermal ground source heat pump system.
The geothermal heating and cooling system utilizes heat pumps to transfer heat from the earth to the building and from the building to the earth.
Other “green” elements include “cool” daylighting, recycled materials, environmental site conservation, and energy use management.