Boise Fire Station No. 9
Award of Merit
Owner: City of Boise
Lead Design Firm: Hummel Architects PA
General Contractor: Engineered Structures Inc. (ESI)
Civil Engineer: The Land Group
Structural Engineer: KPFF
MEP Engineer: Cator, Ruma & Associates
The new firehouse in Boise’s residential Northwest Historic District combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient systems with the aesthetic look and feel of a neighborhood fire station.
The 8,500-sq-ft building was designed according to International Green Construction Code building requirements and holds a new rating and building standard called Boise Green Build. Adopted by the city of Boise, this standard enhances elements of the LEED rating system that are suited in a more cost-effective way to the specific needs of the Boise area.
The building’s design was created to maximize energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. It includes the use of solar panels, mini-split electric heating and cooling units, solar tubes, water-saving fixtures and recycled materials. These features combine to make the fire station 65% more energy efficient than buildings that meet the city of Boise’s minimum energy standards.