Northampton Police DepartmentMunicipal / Public Safety
With a strong desire to maintain a downtown location, the decision was made to utilize the property where the existing police facility was located, and to build around the existing building.
CES provided MEP engineering design services for this project. In order to complete the work for this design concept, and to incorporate the badly needed parking facilities for the department in this bustling downtown area, a two phase process was developed. Phase one being construction of the new facility, just west of the present location. Phase two being removal of the existing police facility, and completion of the parking garage structure.
Being sound stewards of the sustainable design concept, the City of Northampton made the decision to design this new 31,000 square foot facility in a sustainable manner and is LEED gold certified.
MEP building systems are an integral part of the LEED design process, and for this facility include daylight controlled lighting systems; high efficiency boiler plant and air conditioning systems; a high level of occupant control of HVAC systems as well as low consumption plumbing and water related equipment.