PAUL J. SWEENEY PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING

  • LOCATION : New Castle, DE
  • CLIENT: New Castle County
  • SQUARE FOOTAGE: 128,000

AWARDS: LEED Silver Certified

THIS 128,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING HOUSES ALL PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATIONS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, INCLUDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND 9-1-1 COMMUNICATIONS.  THE BUILDING HAS OBTAINED LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION MEETING THE STANDARDS IN THE AREAS OF SUSTAINABLE SITE DESIGN, WATER EFFICIENCY, ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE, AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY.

POTABLE WATER DEMANDS IN THE BUILDING ARE REDUCED BY 80% BY UTILIZING A ROOF WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM AND INCORPORATING RESTRICTIONS IN ALL PLUMBING DEVICES. ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS REDUCED BY 28% THROUGH THE USE OF GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS, INCREASED INSULATION, SKYLIGHTS, AND SOLAR GAIN REDUCTION. 90% (19,000 TONS) OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE WAS MANAGED AND RECYCLED.