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.