As part of a city-wide initiative to rebuild or retrofit most of its fire stations, the existing Mount Baker Fire Station # 30 was replaced with a new 9,100 square foot facility. Design of the building incorporates elements unique to the site and its neighborhood and in line with desires of the firefighters, in keeping with the look of old brick but updating materials using sheet metal skin. The City of Seattle mandate required the project to achieve a Silver level of LEED certification.
O’Brien & Company facilitated a LEED Workshop to evaluate the project’s sustainable design features using the LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) and verified documentation during the design and construction phase. O’Brien was instrumental in assisting a first time contractor with applicable LEED credits, finding points in credits that were unexpected during initial evaluation.
The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2011 and continues to receive accolades one year post-occupancy, including recognition for its comprehensive sustainable design strategy. Occupants are reportedly very happy with the new station.