Fire Station #73

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Fire Station #73

Station 73 is a new state-of-the-art facility that replaced the existing station on the same site located on the Township's west side. The station supports the existing three firemen, and is adaptable for growth to six responders and an expansion of services offered. The building program includes a public lobby, administrative spaces, training room, day room, fitness room, bunk rooms, kitchen, and three drive-through apparatus bays.

Healthy-building elements were incorporated into the design, positioning West Chester as an industry leader for optimizing the health and wellness their most critical asset, the firefighters. There is an abundance of natural light in the common and training areas, increasing the connection to nature, and improving natural circadian rhythms. The bunk rooms are designed to be extremely small, which encourages spending more time in common areas and promotes comradery.

The station is extremely energy efficient and is designed to have a low Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 35, accomplished by using a high R-Value thermal envelope design and energy-efficient building systems. The typical fire station has an EUI of 124.9. This 24/7/365 station uses 3.5 times less energy than the national average for fire stations and provides incredible savings on the Township's energy bills and consumption.

10,000 sf

$3.5 Million

Energy-Efficient Design

WELL Insulated Envelope

Design/Bid/Build

Client
West Chester Township
Energy use intensity
35 kBtu/ft2
Project contact
Tim Wiley
project manager
513 254 9821
Virtual Reality walk through with the Fire Chief.
"Charette" brainstorming session drawings.

Unbuilt