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Sharon Town Hall, Sharon, Mass.
Electrified building uses no fossil fuels. Solar PV arrays intended for future installation.
The Town of Sharon engaged a design team to determine the feasibility of modernizing its town hall for accessibility and code compliance, improvements to space utilization, and energy efficiency. After the study phase, the town elected to demolish the existing building and build a new facility in its place. AEI participated in the study, and then provided MEP/FP design and CA services for new building systems, including power, emergency power, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps with energy recovery, water-based fire suppression, clean agent fire suppression for vault storage rooms, LED lighting and controls, fully-automated and web-enabled building management systems, water service, analogue addressable fire detection, sanitary drainage, and restrooms. The c149A project is ADA-compliant and utilizes a building-wide management system (BMS). Apart from a gas back-up generator, no fossil fuels are in use in this project. The intent for the electrified building is for a solar photovoltaic array to be built at some point in the future, underscoring the owner’s commitment to energy efficiency.
Photo credit: Elisif Brandon | Elisif Photography