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Fire Station 20                                             

The most sustainable fire station in America

The landscape of the new Fire Station 20 emphasizes the civic function of the building and provides respite from the industrial character of the adjacent 15th Avenue.  A series of terraced planting areas with cascading vines, trees, and shrubs will soften the major regrading of the site necessitated by its steep topography. A system of runnels directs roof runoff into a series of bioretention planters along the southeast edge of the property. Two green roofs are highly visible from surrounding residential neighborhoods of Interbay and Queen Anne.

Sustainability Strategies

The Fire Station achieved LEED Platinum certification and meets the target of the Architecture 2030 Challenge. Sustainable landscape features include a site-specific stormwater collection and bioretention system, green roofs, and the use of native and adapted plants that require very little irrigation once established.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Client: City of Seattle

Architect: Schacht Aslani Architects

Recognition:

Certified LEED Platinum

98 LEED Points – in top 0.1% of All LEED Certified Projects

Meets the 2015 Target of the Architecture 2030 Challenge

Learn More: 

Fire Station 20 in Top 0.1% of All LEED Buildings Worldwide

Fire Station 20: The Most Sustainable Fire Station in the Northwest