Henrico County’s Crestview Firehouse, which opened earlier this year, earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Designed to replace Fire Station 10, Moseley Architects partnered with Henrico County to develop options for a new facility on the same site. The new facility is a three drive-through vehicle bays with a mechanical mezzanine and provides overnight accommodations for up to 15 firefighters.
Tony Bell, a vice president with Moseley Architects and the managing principal for the project reflected on this accomplishment.
“We are incredibly proud of the fact that the preliminary LEED submission went through the USGBC review with zero comments. That is a rare occurrence and reflects our entire team’s dedication and planning efforts.”Tony Bell, Managing Principal
In order to achieve Gold certification, the team focused on design and construction strategies related to the site, water and energy efficiency, materials, and indoor environment. Examples included remediation and redevelopment of a Brownfield site, access to alternative transportation and nearby community services, landscaping with native and hardy plants that do not require irrigation, reducing water use in the building by 36 percent (saving 50,000 gallons per year), and diverting 78 percent (170 tons) of construction waste from landfills. The project also included a substantial number of energy conserving measures, including high efficiency glazing, an improved thermal envelope, and variable HVAC and lighting systems that also offer a high level of occupant control. Collectively, these measures reduce energy cost by 20 percent compared to a code-compliant baseline.
Crestview Firehouse joins a growing list of LEED Certified projects Moseley Architects has completed in Henrico County. Others include: Glen Allen High School, Fire Station 13, East Clinic, and Holman Middle School.