Blackwater Fire & EMS Station.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Blackwater Fire & EMS Station is a neighborhood fire station that features five bays, a kitchen and day room, eight individual bunkrooms, a fitness room, and offices for fire & EMS personnel, as well as storage, maintenance, and additional support areas. This replacement station was constructed next to the original station. Detailed construction phasing plans were developed to ensure that ongoing fire station operations were not adversly impacted by construction traffic and noise.
Virginia Beach continually embraces the guiding principles of sustainable design. The sustainable design strategies and features in this new fire station include a geothermal mechanical system, energy efficient LED lighting, optimized natural daylighting, high-performance thermal envelope, low VOC materials, energy efficient appliances, high-performance windows, and FSC certified wood materials.