Greenfield Fire Headquarters

Greenfield MA

Location: Greenfield MA
Architect: H2M Architects
Size: 20,000 sf
Cost: $22 million
Scope of Services: New Construction
Services: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection
Sustainable Features: Energy Recovery
Net Zero Ready
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Rooftop Solar

The City of Greenfield has been working on plans for this low carbon footprint Fire Headquarters for over ten years, researching numerous sites and project configurations. The project began as a stand-alone fire station, increased to a full public safety complex, and has now settled back to a 20,000 square foot fire station.

Simultaneously, the original fire station is being adapted for use as a new library. Since hazardous waste was identified on the proposed site for the new fire station, pushing back the schedule, a temporary home for the fire station was needed. The temporary facility consists of trailer living quarters and two separate “tent” bays for apparatus located on a City owned parking lot.

This project is designed as net zero energy ready (targeting an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 25 or below). As such, the City will secure the highest utility incentives and lowest operating costs. The excess construction costs added to make the building Net Zero ready will be recouped in building operational cost savings within the first few years.
The building features all electric design: VRF with high efficiency heat pump, dedicated outdoor air units, and hot water produced by an electric air-cooled heat pump chiller.