The Roseville Fire Station is a new facility that consolidates three former stations and the fire administration into a single location. This building includes six apparatus bays, office, support functions and dormitories. State of the art training features are designed into the building, allowing fire fighters to do almost all of their recertification training on site. In addition the project focuses on sustainable design principles, providing significant benefits to the occupants, citizens and environment.
Completed in 2008, this project was the first project in Minnesota to receive a Green Globe certification. The Green Building Initiative recognized this project with a “Two Globe” rating, and the building is also Energy Star certified. Using a highly efficient geothermal heat pump system and ventilation exchange allows this building to greatly reduce energy usage. The beer coolers are also integrated into the geothermal system.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency office building is a new 30,000 square foot two story building. It houses CDA’s administrative, client services and development functions. Along with private and open offices, the project includes a training facility and board room. Natural ponding on the property cleans and controls storm water run-off. Low glare outside lighting of the parking lot and building accents the natural environment.
This city hall complex includes a state-of-the-art council chambers, training room, and public meeting space. The offices are organized into pods of open office space with private offices surrounding. Conference rooms and support spaces are shared among the offices. Key objectives of the design included room for future expansion, durability, and flexibility to mechanically and electrically zone the building based on time-of-day and public uses. This project is displayed as a sustainable design case study on Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s website.
The new North Country Bottle Shop was designed to generate better cash flow by attracting new customers and reducing costs through efficient systems.
Welcoming customers starts on the site where the parking lot accommodates cars, pickup trucks with trailers and RVs for convenient access to the store. A bright and spacious interior reduces visual clutter to emphasize the product for sale. A trellis covered wine area, large retail floor and walk-in beer cave provide for plenty of selection and easier circulation throughout the store.
Geothermal heating and cooling, occupancy sensor controls, LED lighting and other high efficient building systems substantially reduce the overall cost of operating the store. Along with these systems, the store is laid out and shelved to reduce handling a larger volume of product and allowing staff to spend more time with customers.
This major addition to the existing MMCD facility greatly expanded the office space and provided all new vehicle and equipment storage. The project included extensive site work to integrate the new additions into the existing property. Sustainable design was also an integral feature to all new work.