Sarasota County Fire Station No. 12

Sarasota County Fire Station No. 12

Sweet Sparkman Architects
Sarasota, United States | View Map
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Sarasota County Fire Station No. 12

Sweet Sparkman Architects as Architects

Sarasota County Fire Station #12 located in Sarasota County, Florida consists of deconstruction of the existing 3,773 sq. ft. building built in 1968 and construction of new 9,300 sq. ft., two-story LEED Certified fire station situated within an 18,050 SF lot. The Fire Station will serve as a Disaster Deployment Center built to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds.

The building shall be designed toward meeting the 2030 Challenge Resolution #2006-157 with minimum delivered fossil-fuel energy consumption performance standard being one-half the U.S. average for that building type as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy. This project will incorporate the use of flexible fuels per the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Resolution #2005-278 of Sarasota County.

Construction is comprised of spread foundations and reinforced concrete masonry walls, elevated precast floor systems, integral colored flooring, and pre-engineered metal roof framing/ panels. The exterior is a combination of jumbo brick, portland cement plaster and metal panels. The bay area features fast acting 4-fold sideways-acting 14 ft. square door systems.

The following LEED approaches are incorporated into the Design:

Use of highly reflective cool paving and roof surfaces A solar water heater system, Installation of a rainwater Cistern collection system for bay washing and toilet flushing High efficiency split system HVAC units yielding 6/10 Energy and Atmosphere (EA) points A water use reduction of 70%+ over baseline 1992 EPA standards Low VOC materials.

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