Port of Long Beach
Fire Boat Station #15
Long Beach, CA
Ports & Harbors
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Critical fire coverage expansion protects a thriving port
P2S worked with the Port of Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Fire Department to replace Fire Boat Stations 15 (FS 15) and 20 to include new boat bays to support new fire boats. P2S provided MEP and telecommunications design services for the fire station buildings, boat bays, and site power and lighting. Additionally, P2S provided an energy model and determined the relative efficiency of building layout and orientation, load calculations, an estimate of electrical service requirements to include future expansion, and coordinated emergency power needs and provided sizing of emergency generator. Our design solutions helped earn FS 15 a LEED Gold Certification.
To earn the LEED Gold Certification, the design team relied upon P2S to develop a design to achieve overall energy performance of almost 40% better than code requirement. A particularly challenging hurdle the team had to overcome was not being able to use economizers or natural ventilation strategies due to higher air pollution levels from adjacent container port.
The design team had already modeled LED lighting and mixed model ventilation strategies requiring CFD analysis. The team quickly analyzed alternate energy efficient solutions including radiant cooling and heating and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. The P2S team worked collaboratively with the project architect to produce an energy-efficient envelope, reduced the equipment sizing, and selected the VRF option based on life cycle cost. Most importantly, the building's energy models indicated the design exceeds the original energy goal with 44% better than Title 24 code requirements, resulting in very comfortable and efficient fire stations.
- Full MEPT engineering services to support the planning and design of the fire stations
- Provided an energy model and determined the relative efficiency of building layout and orientation
- Load calculations
- Provided an estimate of electrical service requirements to include future expansion
- Coordinated emergency power needs and provided sizing of emergency generator