Wauwatosa Fire Station
Zimmerman was commissioned to provide design services and pre-referendum consulting to facilitate the design of an urban fire station of approximately 50,000 square foot. The referendum successfully passed 60-40. Zimmerman also incorporated sustainable design features and was able to help the City obtain grants from several energy agencies. Although not submitted officially to the USGBC, an initial point audit indicated that the building would achieve LEED Silver Certification. Some of the Sustainable Design elements implemented for this project include:
Reduce State Energy Code and ASHRAE 90.1 baseline energy usage by 22% using whole building simulation models. Provide monitoring to maintain ventilation requirements and design to meet ASHRAE 55, Thermal Comfort Standards.
17% to 22% of all electrical power is generated onsite through Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power. This reduces the building footprint by 10 metric tons of CO2 every year.
Solar Panels utilized to generate hot water for the building, 528 therms of natural gas saved each year, a 25% reduction in energy use.
Through the use of Daylight Harvesting Monitors and lighting controls, electrical use is reduced by 33% to 44% in the large Apparatus Bays.
1.75 GPM showerheads are specified rather than 2.5 GPM
Our Electrical Department applied for various grants and rebates from WE Energies and the Focus On Energy of Wisconsin Program. This process successfully paid for 50% of the Solar Energy System and 75% of the Solar Hot Water System.
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Size: 50,000 s.f.
Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Completion Date(s): 2010
Contractor/Construction Manager: JP Cullen