New Public Works Facility for Ferguson Township Designed for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Barton Associates provided MEP engineering services for a new, 13,750 square-foot maintenance facility for department of public works for Ferguson Township. The building includes garage bays for maintaining, repairing, cleaning, and refueling township vehicles, as well as offices for Public Works employees.
Because it serves the township’s emergency personnel and snow removal crews, the entire facility is backed up on a diesel generator designed to outlast a minimum 48-hour power outage.
The project is pursuing LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Among the many green building strategies incorporated into the MEP systems are optimized energy performance and metering, enhanced indoor and outdoor water use reduction, and provisions for renewable energy production in the form of rooftop solar panels.
The facility will also be used as a teaching tool for the community. Water, air, and electrical systems are all monitored, and energy usage is shown on a large graphic display in the main entry lobby. The system can show energy usage in real time as well as cost savings when compared to standard building construction.
total Sq Ft
13,750 sq. ft.