The LEED Gold-certified Franklin Police Headquarters is the anchor for redevelopment of the city’s historic district and an example to private building owners of the advantages and value of green buildings. The building houses secure prisoner holding areas, evidence and forensic labs, training rooms, interview rooms and a community room.
Sustainability, space and security were the key design goals, which were determined early in numerous workshops with the owner and design team. To accommodate security and accessibility, the HVAC and lighting systems were designed to allow parts of the building to operate without having to operate the entire building. This was accomplished through the use of a geothermal water-source heat pump and occupancy sensors to serve individual zones. Rainwater harvesting is used for non-potable purposes.