LEED/Commissioning Services

Killeen Police Headquarters

Killeen, Texas

 

Henneman Engineering, Inc. was selected to provide LEED/commissioning services for the new Killeen Police headquarters.  The project, which will nearly triple the size of the existing police facility, is targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Key components of the headquarters include an underground emergency operation center, larger holding facility, crime lab, new communications system, exercise facility, and space for a future potential heliport.  The building will include a three-story section containing administration, records, and training; a two-story section for criminal investigations and patrol; and a one-story section for booking, holding, and evidence processing.  The emergency operations center, which will be partially underground, will be able to function during virtually any type of disaster the city encounters.  The 80,000-square-foot complex includes provisions to expand in 20 to 30 years.  The current 27,000-square-foot station located in downtown Killeen will become a precinct to support the new headquarters.

PSA-Dewberry, architects for the building, designed the station to be not only sustainable but environmentally friendly.  The facade will contain large window sections to allow daylight from different angles, and in many cases, artificial light will not be needed during the day.  The building\'s temperature will be controlled by geothermal heating and cooling, an energy saving process.  Building commissioning is another step being taken to make the building environmentally friendly and reduce energy costs.

Henneman Engineering will be commissioning the building systems per LEED-NC, v2.2 and ASHRAE Guide 1.  Commissioning is intended to directly achieve the following specific LEED objectives: Energy and Atmosphere – Prerequisite 1 – Basic Commissioning and Energy and Atmosphere – Credit 3 – Enhanced Commissioning. Henneman Engineering responsibilities during the commissioning process will include preparing the Commissioning Plan and Schedule, Pre-functional and Functional Test procedures, and staff training requirements.

Completion Date
2009

Square Feet
80,000 square feet

Total Construction Budget
$22,700,000