Project Title: Scottsdale Fire Station #602
Project Designation: Municipality Projects
Owner: City of Scottsdale
General Contractor: Sun Eagle Corporation
Architect: NP Mechanical
Engineer: Lea Architect
Project Description: The $4 million project includes 12,372 square foot of space for the Scottsdale Fire Station #602, the first Green station for the City of Scottsdale. The environmentally friendly building has many unique features including a cooling tower designed inside a bell type structure of block with a fan and high pressure misting system. This system will remove heat from the beams and blow it down to heat the bay areas.
The mechanical systems were designed with energy efficiency and minimal impact to the environment as highest goals. The HVAC system includes a DX split system AC with a solar heating hot water system. The Demand Ventilation system incorporates CO2 sensors and individual zone temperature control. In addition, ozone friendly 410 refrigerants that are free of ozone depleting chlorine molecules were utilized.
The cooling tower and HVAC equipment are designed to operate at extremely high efficiency levels day and night since the fire station is operational 24/7. The individual zones allow temperatures to vary during demand-based times. Renewable energy strategies such as solar panels were incorporated to reduce energy use and advanced electronic monitoring of the building system ensures peak performance while decreasing consumption.
The goal for the project was to recycle as much as possible of the construction waste. 75% of the construction waste produced was recycled for other uses, never reaching our landfills. Gray water tanks are used to collect water from the sinks and shower drains to be reused for water outside vegetation.