SLC FIRE STATION NO. 14
SALT LAKE CITY, UT: SALT LAKE CITY FIRE STATION NO. 14
OWNER: Salt Lake City
SIZE: 14,000 SF
The Salt Lake City Fire Station No. 14 received the most respected construction award in the United States from ENR (Engineering News-Record). This project was recognized as the best project in the nation, within the government/public building sector.
Fire Station No.14 is the first net-zero fire station in the United States. Producing a project like this required significant coordination between Zwick, the architect, and owner. The design included geothermal heating/cooling, solar panels, and 100% renewable sources. The geothermal heating/cooling involved drilling 38 bore holes into the ground, over 300 feet deep. To ensure that everything worked properly, the team had to perform significant testing, experimenting, and then subsequent modifications.
In addition to the sustainable features of the building, equally as impressive is the aesthetic. Teams were faced with the challenge of building a facility that serves the occupational needs of firefighters while also providing a comfortable living space.
Inside, the project has four apparatus bays, common areas, a community room, large kitchen, and living quarters.