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The City of Madison Engineering Division is proud to announce Madison Fire Station 14 has achieved Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Association. This is the City’s second LEED Platinum project.

Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification.

The City of Madison Fire Station 14 opened in December 2018 and provides emergency medical service and fire protection to the city’s far southeast side. To earn the certification, the following work was completed or emphasized:

  • Focused on high-quality indoor air
  • Low-VOC or Zero-VOC products were installed (Volatile compounds can use respiratory and other health problems when used indoors. These products were installed to minimize that harm.)
  • MERV 13 filtration media (a filter that reduces outdoor pollutants from entering the mechanical system)
  • Dedicated outdoor air system air handling unit was installed to help provide high levels of ventilated air
  • Vehicle-exhaust extraction system was installed to reduce staff exposure to pollutants.
  • Building provides views to elements of nature, living systems, and natural processes
  • High-performance HVAC and LED lighting systems installed
  • Geothermal system connected to a low-temperature radiant floor heating system that runs on a high efficiency condensing boiler
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures that reduce water consumption 40 percent below baseline
  • Materials with a high-recycle content were extracted, harvested and manufactured regionally

The Madison Fire Department operates 14 fire stations throughout the Madison Metropolitan area. Its resources regularly extend outside the city limits. The Madison Fire Department has several specialty teams including Hazardous Material, Lake Rescue, and Heavy Urban Rescue, and supplements the city’s emergency services by providing progressive, cutting-edge fire prevention and community education programs.
The City of Madison Engineering Division’s facilities design team worked with OPN Architects and Miron Construction Company on the project.

OPN Architects is a design firm with locations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa City, Iowa and Madison, Wis. The firm does work for a variety of clients including: corporate, civic, higher education, health care, and libraries. OPN has worked on more than two dozen LEED certified buildings and is pledged to design 100 percent carbon-neutral projects by 2030.  To learn more about OPN, visit

Miron Construction Co. Inc. is a private company headquartered in Neenah, Wis. Miron has Wisconsin offices in Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, Eau Claire. Miron also has an office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  To learn more about Miron, visit                                        


Engineering, Fire