By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager

By  on October 8, 2013 in AdministrativeGovernmentNon-profitWorkplace

The Massachusetts Chapter would like to thank Chad Edwards and Shawn Hesse for visiting our office last week to present on the their Net-Zero Police Station in Cincinatti. The project is a great example of how net zero was a great decision for Cincinatti but came with it's hurdles.

Cincinnati Police
District 3 Headquarters

The City of Cincinnati has commissioned emersion DESIGN as part of a design-build team to design and construct the District 3 Police Station Headquarters. This new 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located on the City’s west side and will allow 200 of Cincinnati’s finest to better respond to citizens’ needs in the 14 western neighborhoods encompassed by District 3.

The building program includes a public lobby, administrative spaces, investigations offices and work areas, patrol functions, file and records storage, property and evidence handling areas, support areas for the police staff, and mechanic’s bays.

Additionally, this headquarters has the potential to become the first Net-Zero-Energy police station east of the Rocky Mountains. Working with the police staff, neighborhood committees, and city planners, aggressive goals have been set to reduce life-cycle cost of the building while maintaining function for police activities, security for occupants, and an aesthetically appealing design within the community. The project will act as a catalyst for appropriate means to integrate both environmental and community sustainability.

Paying particular attention to notable existing buildings in the 14 District 3 neighborhoods, features from each were transformed to create a city building that meshes into the fabric of the existing community. Community engagement, through the neighborhood committees, will factor into the design process as well as public art within the building and on the surrounding site.

emersion DESIGN is a collaborative architecture, interiors, ecoconsulting, planning and engineering practice located in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are driven by a passion for exceptional designs that advance clients, nature and society. ‘emersion’ signifies immersion and emergence. They dive into each client’s needs and aspirations to ascend with solutions that are both strategic instruments and inspiring spaces. Portfolio

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