Fire Station #12
Fire Station #12 has a number of green elements incorporated into the site and building. For the site these elements include:
- Pervious concrete & on-site stormwater detention area to reduce stress on municipal storm water system.
- Maintain high percentage of open green space for on-site storm water infiltration.
- Planting draught tolerant native species means no potable water will be used for landscape irrigation.
- Rainwater will be harvested and used in the landscape irrigation.
For the building these elements include:
- A white standing-seam metal roof will reflect the suns energy and help maintain a cooler ambient temperature around the fire station.
- A green (or vegetated) roof will aid in maintaining cooler ambient temperatures, filter and store rainwater, increase roof life-expectancy, and aid in roof insulation.
- Solar water heating panels will be used to heat the water used by the fire fighters.
- Natural daylight will be abundant in proper locations. Exterior sunshades and tinted glazing will be used to control excess heat gain.
- Spray foam insulation to increase insulation (R-value), and more importantly create a sealed building envelope.
- Geo-thermal heating system that uses the ground to heat and cool the building
- Deliver & monitor an increased amount of outside air.
- High efficiency plumbing fixtures to reduce water use by 40% such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and dual-flush toilets.
- Low or no VOC-emitting building materials and finishes.
- All building materials to have highest recycled content available and come from regional producers.
- Recycle over 75% of the construction waste generated on site.