SC Engineers served as the Mechanical Engineer of Record for this project which provides a Parking Structure and Police Substation at Miramar College.
The 5,300 SF Police Substation serves as the central hub for campus safety and security, way finding, and parking permitting and includes a reception area, conference room, offices, and a secure suspect processing area. The substation is attached to the campus side (west side) of the four-story, 270,770 SF, 828 car parking structure.
The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification, making it the first Platinum Certified Community College project in San Diego County. Sustainable features include a green roof to help insulate the building from high temperatures and heat gain; a solar chimney to create natural ventilation through the building; daylight harvesting; low-flow plumbing fixtures; and a state-of-the-art, integrated DDC system to monitor and control energy consumption.
”SC Engineers' guidance throughout the design and construction process enabled our staff to make informed decisions on critical energy efficiency issues. The solutions provided by the SC Team for this project have resulted in improved efficiency, cost savings and reliability.” - Christopher Manis, LEED AP BD+C, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management, San Diego County Community College District