The project involved the design of a new, four-level, 520 space municipal parking garage to alleviate the parking challenges experienced on St. Armands Key located on North Adams Drive. St. Armands Key is located in Sarasota Bay off the west coast of downtown Sarasota. The key contains exclusive residences along the island’s perimeter. It is a local and tourist destination with commercial retail and restaurant uses within the interior core quadrants. The garage is located at the center or the island.
DTC provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services which included air conditioning and ventilation for the garages restrooms, elevators and police substation. Electrical design included LED lighting throughout, a backup generator, a fire alarm system and power to equipment and signage. Plumbing included restroom design, storm drainage system, irrigation for green walls. Fire protection design includes a fully sprinklered building with standpipes in stairwells. Additional mechanical, electrical, plumbing design included sustainable building features as follows:
Lighting: Where artificial lighting is needed, high efficient LED fixtures with daylighting controls to minimize the usage are used for high efficiency and minimal energy use. Light shields will be used to prevent light pollution. Photometric calculations will be done throughout to ensure not too much or too little light is provided.
Rainwater harvesting is being considered for site irrigation. A grey water system is being considered for the restroom flushing of water closets. All plumbing fixtures are ultra-high efficient design for water saving and are Water Saver labeled.
Solar: PV photovoltaic panels are being considered for the garage’s power consumption. DTC is actively pursuing a net zero building and a zero carbon footprint.
Electric vehicle charging stations (EV) and tire inflating stations are provided for Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles to increase energy security, improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, and reduce emissions.
The HVAC system was designed as a highly energy efficient systems complying with, Energy Star, CO sensors, BMS system and environmentally safer coolants.