Fire Station 20 in Top 0.1% of All LEED Buildings Worldwide
August 21, 2015 | By Admin |
We are proud to announce that City of Seattle Fire Station 20 is officially in the top 0.1% of all LEED® Certified projects worldwide. The GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) accepted all of the credits attempted by the design team, awarding a total of 98 points. This is well above the 80 needed for Platinum Certification.
Fire Station 20 ranks as the most sustainable fire station in the country. The closest runners up to date are Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station, Platinum with 83 points and City of Issaquah Fire Station 72, Platinum with 86 points.
Additionally, Fire Station 20 meets the 2015 Target of the Architecture 2030 Challenge.
The success of this project is thanks to an exceptional project team: City of Seattle, Schacht Aslani Architects, O’Brien and Company sustainability consultants, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, our firm, and others. Working collaboratively, we took an aggressive approach to pushing the green design as far as possible.
What went into this exceptionally sustainable building?
Our previous article describes some of the sustainable landscape-related features such as green roofs, green walls, electric vehicle charging stations, educational signage, and stormwater bio-retention and infiltration planting areas.
the official Fire Station 20 Sustainability Brochure is available here:
The following presentation boards prepared by Schacht Aslani Architects give an overview of the sustainable features:
Get more information and see more photos on the Fire Station 20 project page.