Radiant in Commercial

New highway garage outfitted with radiant floor heating

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:57

The construction of a new highway garage in Farmington, New York, has finally been completed. The Victor Post reports that the $3.9 million project was funded by the New York State Video Lottery Terminal Impact Aid. Town officials held an opening ceremony for the new highway garage and invited residents and their guests to come down to the facility on Hook Road. 
According to the news source, the new building was necessary because of how the town has grown in size - requiring more man power and equipment. In addition, the older facility was consistently falling into disrepair and had costly maintenance expenses. Therefore, it was decided by the town to invest in a new highway garage to reduce annual operational expenses and more effectively meet the town's needs. 
"Farmington continues to grow, now with over 100 miles of roads, and subdivisions under construction," said Fafinski, according to the news source. "We have been 'getting by' until we saved enough VLT Impact Aid to be able to build this facility to meet our needs for several decades. We will be adding another snow plow route to keep up with the growth. Senator Nozzolio has been right there supporting us to ensure we received the necessary VLT Impact Aid to make this happen."
The 48,500-square-foot building is the main hub for the highway campus. The Victor Post reports that the facility has many innovative features to promote sustainability and ensure the building remains effective for a considerable amount of time. One of the primary characteristics is the inclusion of a radiant floor heating system. The utility option allows the operational expenses associated with the highway garage to decrease and remain affordable for the growing town of Farmington. The system will fill the offices and other common areas of the highway garage with comfortable heat that will not run up the bills - a sustainable solution for the latest addition to the town.