City of Mesa Fire Station 219

City of Mesa Fire Station 219

Project Details

Building Type:

    Fire Station


    Mesa, Arizona

Square Footage


Project Type

    Energy Analysis; LEED Energy Analysis

Project Team


City of Mesa


Perlman Architects


Associated Mechanical Engineers


Akribis Engineering, LLC


DL Withers Construction

CX Agent:

City of Mesa Fire Station 219

The City of Mesa and the Mesa Fire Department completed the LEED certification for Fire Station 219, achieving LEED Gold, Overall energy cost savings were 40% better than a baseline standard.  The Fire Station 219 Fact Sheet summarizes the project information. Overall, renewable energy on site from a fixed tilt, roof mounted photovoltaic 5.3 kW system generates 10% of the building’s annual energy use. (8,167 kWh per year).

Fire Station No. 219 has been a catalyst for development in East Mesa and incorporates environmentally responsible best practices in site selection, energy conservation, water conservation, and healthy indoor environments. The success story of 219 has provided an opportunity for the city to develop best practices for environmentally responsible construction, and consequently changed the way the city designs and constructs all city buildings.

The new station is 12,000 square feet, provides three apparatus bays, six dormitory rooms for firefighters, two dormitory rooms for captains and a community/training room for the public. Exterior walls are constructed of high-efficiency ICFs. Thermal glazing is high performance and shaded. A cool roof also was specified. Daylight harvesting, Energy Star appliances, and low-flow fixtures reduce the use of precious resources while also reducing utility bills. A large percentage of construction waste was diverted from landfills and many of the building’s materials were locally manufactured.

 The new station is part of a public-safety bond approved by Mesa voters. Funding also is being provided by FEMA through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides grants for the construction of fire stations.

Articles & Media

City of Mesa Fire Station 219 website

Diary of a Fire Station