Bull Stockwell Allen and our Mountain View Fire Station #5 project are featured as part of the USGBC's online article "Protecting Communities, Sustainability: LEED Taking Hold in Public Safety Space." The station received its LEED Gold certification in 2012. Read it here.
The City of San Leandro's newest parking garage opens today. Bull Stockwell Allen was brought onto the project by the City of San Leandro in order to put the project on sure footing during construction administration and to ensure that the project would meet the City's LEED Silver rating requirement. BSA has specialized expertise in successfully bringing distressed LEED projects 'back from the brink' in late-design and even beginning of construction.
Bull Stockwell Allen is pleased to announce the City of Mountain View's new Fire Station No.5 has recieved LEED Gold certification. Read the press release below and check out the new station here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE STATION NO.5's GOLDEN GLOW
Bull Stockwell Allen's design for the new fire station exceeds the City's LEED certification goal and receives LEED Gold Certification
San Francisco, CA - Bull Stockwell Allen is proud to announce the City of Mountain View's Fire Station No.5 has been awarded LEED Gold certification established by the US Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
"Bull Stockwell Allen is very pleased that we were able to exceed the City's sustainable goals for their newest fire station," stated BSA's principal David Ross, "we place a priority on environmentally responsible design, it is part of every project that comes out of our office." Sustainable design features for the station include regional materials within a 500 mile radius; solar water heating panels and daylight harvesting controls; aggressive site and domestic water saving technologies; and the use of reflective colors for the roof and paving to reduce site heat gain. Additionally the design of the station achieved exemplary performance for the use of Forest Service Council certified sustainably harvested wood and for providing day-lighting and views from over 95% of regularly occupied spaces with additional high level of indoor environmental quality achieved through the use of low VOC materials and increased and monitored air circulation.
As an essential service facility, this station houses four emergency responders with three response vehicles including a long reserve ladder truck, dormitory suites, dayroom, workout room, public lobby, office, kitchen and a fruit and vegetable garden. The building's brick facade, true brick arches and tower element responds to the City and Fire Department's desire for a contemporary design evocative of traditional stations.
For over 44 years, Bull Stockwell Allen has designed award-winning environments for life. BSA are lifestyle architects, planners and interior designers who collaborate with their clients and each other to arrive at design solutions that are at once innovative and enduring. Bull Stockwell Allen's signature approach is rooted in the firm's belief in the fundamental relationship between natural and built environments. BSA invests in the most advanced Building Information Modeling technologies and participates in new construction and contracting initiatives that deliver measurable value to their clients. The result is over seventy five major design awards including a Presidential Design Award and the American Institute of Architect's California Chapter "Firm of the Year."
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Prinicpal John Ashworth was invited to participate in the Energy Efficiency Advisory Group, whose goal is to develop energy efficiency training programs that will match trained individuals with employment opportunities. Workforce Institute is part of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. To learn more about this program visit www.project500.net.
Principal John Ashworth, speaks on 'green intiative' trends in California as part of Urban Land's article "Sustainability Remains Strong in the Golden State" by Mike Sheridan. Read the article.