The City of Madison needed to consolidate four city operational facilities to create efficiencies and an enhanced workspace for employees. Working with Stantec, Mead & Hunt performed structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering, as well as technology and security systems design on the project. The new 110,000 square-foot facility, located on a 15-acre site, replaces the 50-year-old building that provides service repair and maintenance for the city’s fleet of public safety vehicles, emergency vehicles, fire trucks and other service cars, trucks and equipment. This consolidation allowed the previous fleet building to be turned into a much-needed men’s homeless shelter.
To support sustainability and energy-efficiency goals, Mead & Hunt and the City of Madison are working to earn a Silver rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED). The building features rooftop solar power and water heating panels, a solar heating wall for building heat, CNG truck repair bays, solar electric vehicle charging for city vehicles, and exterior sustainable landscaping features. The facility also includes natural lighting, radiant floor heating, all-LED lighting with dimming daylight controls, and many new and innovative shop maintenance tools.