The new home of the Manorville Community Ambulance Company (MCAC) has satisfied the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status. LEED is a designation provided by the U.S. Green Buildings Council to facilities that meet rigorous criteria for sustainability in design, construction and operation. The green design was created by H2M, a leading architectural, engineering, planning and environmental service firm based on Long Island.
As one of New York’s top 10 busiest ambulance companies in New York State, the MCAC was in need of expansion and updated utilities. H2M designed a new state-of-the-art facility complete with geothermal heating and cooling, porous pavement, solar panels and various sustainable elements to increase energy efficiency.
“H2M’s team of architects and engineers help clients like the Manorville Community Ambulance Company meet their mission and provide critical support to their community,” said H2M President/CEO Richard Humann. “We help communities create environmentally-friendly facilities that meet their needs today and in the future.”
H2M’s eco-savvy design for the MCAC will warrant 33 percent more energy efficiency. It includes solar panels to supply hot water, daylight harvesting and green renewable finishes such as rubber flooring, low-flow water fixtures and high performance windows with sunshades. To complete the aesthetic, choices for the exterior design consist of earth toned brick and block that complement the adjacent farmland.
“We are very pleased with the recent renovations,” said Manorville Community Ambulance Company Chief Joe Kukral. “Thanks to H2M’s innovative designs we were able to achieve our goals in energy efficiency as well as expanding and updating our facilities.”