McFarland Public Safety Center is Zero Net Energy

McFarland Public Safety Center is Zero Net Energy

The 56,100 square foot facility is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes annually. The highly energy efficient building has a geothermal system that provides heating, cooling, and ventilation with water source heat pumps, a garage with radiant heated floors, and a 420kW (1146 panel) solar PV rooftop system. After federal and state (PSC Energy Innovation Grant) clean energy funding and generating its own power, this $20 million building should pay for itself in year one.  Designed by Bray Architects, police, fire and EMS departments along with the municipal court are housed in the center. nbc15

Alex Harris of HGA next to the geothermal heat supply.

Police Chief Aaron Chapin in the new Public Safety Center

A tour of the McFarland Public Safety Center zero net energy features by Bray architects and Police Chief Aaron Chapin. (Click on photos to enlarge them)

Photos courtesy of Sherrie Gruder