Plainfield Fire Station 123 Energy Efficient Design
R. E. Dimond & Associates provided the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design for the Plainfield Fire Station 123 in Plainfield, Indiana. Services provided by R. E. Dimond included security and fire alarm systems in addition to the standard HVAC design, lighting and electrical layout and plumbing design.
The station is designed to be energy efficient. It is cooled by a geothermal system and much of the light is natural. It uses energy-efficient lighting, is partially constructed of recycled products and water use is kept to a minimum with low flow toilets and faucets.
Station 123 has a capacity of 15 firefighters which includes extra staffing for emergencies such as flooding or to accommodate firefighters from other stations out-of-service because of crises. This station will also be a training center with high-tech training room, areas simulating fires in tight spaces such as manholes and sewer pipes and a tower to learn rope-rescue techniques and ladder training.