Fire Station 80 has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification for its environmentally friendly innovations, including light pollution reduction, reflective roofing material, water efficiency landscaping and stormwater management.
LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus-based process, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s green features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to.
LEED is a point-based system where building projects earn LEED points for satisfying specific green building criteria. Within each of the seven LEED credit categories, projects must satisfy particular prerequisites and earn points. The five categories include Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality. An additional category, Innovation in Design, addresses sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the five environmental categories. The number of points the project earns determines the level of LEED Certification the project receives.
“We are proud that Fire Station 80 is the second Fire Station in the State and 46th in the nation to be LEED certified building and we hope other local developers will continue the City’s green efforts,” Fire Chief Mark Curran said.
Fire Station 80 is located at 2825 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd.