The design minimizes the building’s energy demands and is organized to lessen the impact of environmental conditions. Additional measures, such as super-insulation, passive solar strategies, and a Trombe wall – a double glass wall with a wide air space in between – were combined to gain maximum energy efficiency. The roof has an R-value over 100.
Minneapolis Fire Station #6 awards:
1984 – AIA MN Honor Award
1983 – Consulting Engineers Excellence Award