The East Side public Safety Training Center is a new state-of-the-art facility on a nine-acre campus encompassing some 41,500 square feet of buildings and classrooms geared for the 21st century learner, as well as a prop yard, fire station and tower for training.
The facility features a 230kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system consisting of rooftop panels and solar covered carports that provide nearly 80 percent of the building’s total electricity demand earning recognition as a LEED Gold facility by the U.S. Green Building Council. Offering a multi-agency learning environment to maximize disaster training by incorporating fire science, EMT, paramedic, administration of justice, and corrections, the center is described as a “village under a roof. The center features two student lounges, a computer lab and video production lab, 12 Smart classrooms, showers and locker rooms, an indoor tactical shooting range including a 3-D projection scenario program, and an outdoor courtyard blanketed with “N” level wireless network.
This design/build project was lead by GKKWorks and Carrier Johnson. 3fficient provided sustainable design consulting LEED certification assistance and LEED commissioning.