Fire Station No. 219 has been a catalyst for development in East Mesa and incorporates environmentally responsible best practices in site selection, energy conservation, water conservation, and healthy indoor environments.
The new station is 12,000 square feet, provides three apparatus bays, six dormitory rooms for firefighters, two dormitory rooms for captains and a community/training room for the public. Exterior walls are constructed of high-efficiency ICFs. Thermal glazing is high performance and shaded. A cool roof also was specified. Daylight harvesting, Energy Star appliances, and low-flow fixtures reduce the use of precious resources while also reducing utility bills. A large percentage of construction waste was diverted from landfills and many of the building's materials were locally manufactured.
Station No. 219 is pursuing LEED Gold, forward-thinking, and a physical commitment of environmental stewardship. The success story of 219 has provided an opportunity for the city to develop best practices for environmentally responsible construction, and consequently changed the way the city designs and constructs all city buildings.
The new station is part of a public-safety bond approved by Mesa voters. Funding also is being provided bythrough the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides grants for the construction of fire stations.
- Firm: Perlman Architects of Arizona
- Kenneth Powers, Architect/LEED AP, Architect of Record, Perlman Architects
- Gerrald Adams, LEED AP, Project Manager, Perlman Architects
- Erik Thomsen, LEED AP, Designer, Perlman Architects
- David Grey, Project Manager, D.L. Withers Construction
- Chuck Eubanks, Superintendent, D.L. Withers Construction
- Quintin Smith, LEED AP, Leed Coordinator, D.L. Withers Construction
- Jim Bloomer, Assistant Chief, Mesa Fire And Medical Department
- Kasey Beal, Deputy Chief, Mesa Fire And Medical Department
- Tony Lo Giudice, Fire Fighter /Grant Specialist, Mesa Fire And Medical Department
- Joe Schroeder, City Project Manager, City of Mesa
- Client: City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department
- Location: Mesa, Arizona
- Fire Chief: Harry Beck
- Project Area: 12,024 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $3,302,698
- Cost per Square Foot: $275
- Completion Date: May 2012
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: Yes