The project is a new 9,600-square-foot fire station constructed on 1.3 acres at 28450 Whites Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, and consists of a two-bay apparatus room, main office, day room, kitchen, exercise room, and dormitory quarters for seven personnel. The project incorporates sustainable design features that allowed the County to secure a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification.
Benefits to Environmental Resources
- The project site is above the last 500 years flood zone and is well connected by the public transportation.
- Parking space for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles.
- Project has 1.1/1.6 gallons per flush dual flush Water Closets, 0.5 gallons per minute (GPM) lavatories and low flow shower heads 1.5 GPM.
- The landscaping is drought tolerant.
Energy and Atmosphere:
- All heating, ventilation, and air condition systems in the fire station use HFC 410A refrigerant, which has zero ozone depletion potential.
Materials and Resources:
- 75 percent of all construction waste was diverted from a landfill.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Fire Station 132 provides needed Fire Department services to the Santa Clarita community. The fire stations supports the County goals of improving operational effectiveness, Children and Families' Well Being, and Community and Municipal Services that will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley community by improving the Fire District's ability to respond to local emergencies.
Contribution to Economic Health
The project consists of an investment in public infrastructure. The project will use energy and potable water efficient fixtures and equipment. This will result in cost savings to the County, since there will be a reduction in energy and potable water consumption.