Designed to function as an emergency operations center, the new Westminster Police Department facility can operate for 72 hours without utility services. Critical for resiliency, this facility is designed to maintain continuous operations before, during and immediately following natural and man-made disasters.
AECOM provided comprehensive architecture and engineering services for the 92,000-square facility which includes the emergency operations center, regional police dispatch center, forensic science laboratory, secure evidence storage and detention. A four-story parking structure with photovoltaic panels connects to the new police department via a sally port and provides secure parking for the new Westminster Police Department, as well as general parking for the public.
The operations facility achieved a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council through a rigorous certification application process led by our team. Key sustainable features include:
- Sustainable Sites – Access to public transportation, carpool parking, reduced heat island
- Water Efficiency – Reduced water use within building by 47 percen
- Energy + Atmosphere – Extremely energy efficient, 40 percent better than ASHRAE 90.1 2004 and enhanced refrigerant management
- Materials + Resources – Reduced construction waste by 75 percent, specified materials with recycled content and certified wood
- Indoor Environmental Quality – provided daylight access, specified low-emitting materials
- Innovation + Design – Green housekeeping, acoustic design