Wilmette Public Works
Addition and renovations improve efficiencies and set new sustainable standard
Cramped and outdated work spaces reduced the Wilmette Public Works department’s effectiveness. The wash facility was too old and too small: vehicles often had to be washed and parked outdoors. The department set out to not only improve productivity, but also to respond to its community’s intensified commitment to energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facilities.
An expansion and renovation enhance efficiencies, trim operational costs, and create a healthier workplace. The project also sets a sustainable standard: it is one of the first public works facilities in the country to achieve LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Glass curtain wall and operable windows fill administrative office addition with natural light and fresh air
- New wash bay fits up to four vehicles and has system that recycles soapy water
- Efficient metal skin reduces heating and cooling loads and gives administrative addition contemporary appearance
Architect of record: Legat Architects; Design architect: Epstein | Metter Studio