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City of Houston Fire Station #84, LEED Silver

Houston, Texas

This project has won the following awards:
2016 AGC Houston Apex, Gold Award 
2015 F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design, Merit Award 
2015 Firehouse Magazine Station Design, Gold Award  

The new 15,500 square foot fire station achieved LEED Silver status and includes 5 bays housing fire and EMS apparatus. Open living quarters for approximately 16 firefighters per shift, includes private Captain and Lieutenant Quarters, a modern kitchen and lounge, an indoor / outdoor fitness area, locker rooms and bathrooms. In order to better meet the heating and cooling needs City of Houston elected to use a new energy efficient ground source heat pump system that is projected to cut energy costs in half.  System included dedicated outside air unit supplying pre-treated outside air to each zone heat pump unit.  New electrical power distribution system with state of the art lighting controls. A number of lighting fixtures for the new facility are LED based for longer life, less maintenance and more energy efficiency. Stand-by emergency generator power to serve entire building.  Fire alarm system included fire alarm devices and controls.  Fire protection system consisted of a complete automatic sprinkler system wet pipe type. General plumbing systems include domestic cold water and hot water, sanitary sewer and vent systems provided for all toilet rooms, locker room and shower areas, janitor rooms and kitchen area.