U.S. Coast Guard Station Building and Boathouse 1
U.S. Coast Guard Station Building and Boathouse 2
U.S. Coast Guard Station Building and Boathouse
Upgraded facilities built for the cold climate and green for the environment, earned the projects a LEED certification!
The USCG Station in Marquette, Michigan expanded with two new buildings, a 12,930 square foot station building and boathouse. The two buildings are joined by a connecting link. Under the scope of work was the demolition of the existing boathouse. Many cold-weather considerations were made during the design process to accommodate Michigan’s climate. The design team incorporated entry vestibules with airlocks, electronically heated floor zones for melting ice, snowdrift build-up, and waterproofing, as well as heat trace on the building’s gutters and compressed air piping to keep condensation from freezing.
Architect | Waller, Todd & Sadler, A Woolpert Compan
On top of cold weather consideration, there were numerous sustainable design features were incorporated into this project such as a BRAC greywater collection system that collects water from the berthing room showers to flush toilets. The greywater collection system, incorporated with low-flow (yet highly efficient) fixtures, achieved a water use reduction of over 50%. A geothermal mechanical system was incorporated with the goal of achieving more than a 30% reduction in energy costs. These features, along with the use of recycled content, local materials, and environmentally responsible building practices, resulted in a LEED Certified rating for this project.