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Illinois Fire Service Institute: LEED Silver (Completed)

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  • 6/30/2015

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The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) achieved LEED Silver certification on August 8th, 2012. IFSI has long been a resource for training fire fighting personnel in Illinois and the United States. IFSI is currently operating at near capacity and often must limit/restrict course opportunities due to lack of classroom space. Henneman Engineering was responsible for complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design.

This Learning Resource and Research Center is a 24,000-square-foot addition to the existing IFSI class/office building and was designed and built to be compatible with existing structures at the Institute. The addition enhances the existing Fire Service Institute Library, the State's only library dedicated to fire and emergency services, from 1,200 to 6,000 square feet. A portion of the addition houses a NIMS compliant, full-scale, hands-on training facility for Emergency Operations Center and Unified Command Center training. This portion of the facility utilizes the latest in communications and information sharing technology. There are 1,500 square feet dedicated to a Firefighter Memorial Hall/Museum to augment the library and research labs and to serve as a learning resource center for known firefighter fatality situations.

The project includes utility infrastructure upgrades to connect the IFSI facility to the UIUC campus fiber optic communications and electrical power distribution systems. Mechanical systems for the addition were designed to maintain proper temperature and humidity levels to protect the library collections. Energy efficiency of the Learning Resource and Research Center was critical as the addition was submitted for LEED Silver certification.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Morgan Johnston, Michael Eichhorn

    Project Leader:

    Fred Hahn, Ron Richardson, Douglas Wolters

    Team Members:

    • FGM Architects
    • Henneman Engineering


  • Approved by USGBC
    Started August 7, 2009
    Started by University of Illinois
    Completed August 8, 2012
    Completed by USGBC


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