Henderson Fire Station 83 Redesign Earns Green Recognition
February 10, 2020
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Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson earned a. certification of one Green Globe from The Green Building Initiative (GBI) for its recent environmentally conscious renovations to Fire Station 83, 100 Burkholder Blvd. The project consisted of interior renovations to expand the kitchen and dining space, create private dormitories and private restrooms, and add a weight room and additional apparatus bay. The project also included major renovations to the site’s landscaping with desert-friendly trees and plants while retaining mature trees.
The City’s second-oldest facility of its kind, Fire Station 83 opened in 1988 and today serves a vast and fast-growing region of the City including the Downtown, Eastside and Tuscany redevelopment districts. Fire Station 83, considered one of the City’s busiest stations, was becoming overburdened due to its smaller and older design. To better serve this redeveloping area, the station required an expansion that included an additional apparatus bay for a new rescue vehicle as well as accommodations for additional firefighters. The scope of this $3.5 million project included modifications to the existing living space to bring the facility up to current department standards, additional sleeping quarters and restroom facilities, and site improvements to ensure efficient emergency vehicle flow.
By providing temporary on-site housing as well as continued access to the existing apparatus bays, the station remained operational during construction, which began in March 2019 and concluded seven months later.
GBI’s Green Globe evaluation team noted the following project highlights:
• Maximization of energy efficiency through thermally efficient exterior construction, reflective roofing material and high-efficiency mechanical units, among other efforts
• Maintenance plans for the lifecycle of the building were considered in selecting major systems
• Preservation and integration of existing mature trees was a priority
• Landscape planning employed xeriscape concepts and monitored water usage, including automatic adjustments for rainfall
• Air conditioning systems maximized comfort for the occupants while using low ozone-depleting materials
• Easy access to public transportation
• Low-flow plumbing fixtures were used
• Dedicated exhaust for hazardous storage and custodial storage areas was incorporated
• Kitchen and bathroom design elements used materials resistant to mold growth
• Acoustics and lighting opportunities for occupant comfort were maximized
Founded in 2004, the Green Building Initiative is a nonprofit organization and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards developer dedicated to accelerating the adoption of green building best practices. Visit thegbi.org for more information. The Green Globes is an interactive green building rating and certification tool that allows organizations to direct design and construction to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly outcomes.
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