The Forest Service identified the need to replace their existing buildings at the Jemez Ranger District Office in Jemez Springs, NM. The new buildings included an 8,300-square-foot office building, 3,500-square-foot fire station, and 2,800-square-foot warehouse and storage yard on the existing 3-acre space – the office building designed to meet Green Globes Certification standards. The project also involved all associated utilities to these new buildings.
The Jemez Ranger District required adequate and efficient office and storage space, heated fire engine storage, technologically advanced HVAC and communications systems, health and safety compliance, workshop areas, and parking. To meet these needs, 360 Engineering coordinated mechanical and plumbing design with the A/E team and sustainability consultant led by civil and structural engineering firm JVA, Inc.
360 Engineering designed the systems to meet code and USFS Sustainability Requirements. The mechanical systems included packaged variable air volume (VAV) rooftop air handlers with single-duct air terminal units with hydronic reheat provided by a high-efficiency condensing hot water boiler in the office building. Plumbing components included separate propane gas meters for the office and fire buildings, water meter services, water-saving plumbing fixtures, water heaters, hot water circulation systems, roof and overflow drainage, and 4” waste services.