Location: Miami Lakes, FL
Owner: Miami Dade County, Town of Miami Lakes
The Spinnaker Group Services Rendered: LEED Project Management, Building Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Architect: Alleguez Architecture Inc.
Contractor: GEC Associates
Certification Level: LEED BD+C for New Construction – Silver
The triple-bay, two-story, 13,512-square-foot fire station will accommodate up to 12 firefighters and will include a bunker gear room, storage space, a work area, offices, dining room, day room, study room, exercise room, telecommunications room, and an office for a Battalion Chief.
Station #64 will also be the second Miami-Dade Fire Rescue station to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. In order to meet LEED certification, the station needed to meet the following credits:
• Sustainable sites – Minimize the impact on existing ecosystems and water resources.
• Water efficiency – Reduce potable water consumption inside the station and out by using water more smartly.
• Energy and Atmosphere – Use innovative strategies to reduce the energy performance in the facility. One example is using motion-censored lights that turn on when someone walks into a room.
• Materials and Resources – Use sustainable building materials and reduce waste.
• Indoor Environmental Quality – Promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views. The new station will help to increase service and improve response time and efficiency. This will allow Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to continue to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Miami Lakes residents and the surrounding communities.
(Article courtesy: www.miamilaker.com)