The Poudre Fire Authority Station 4 firefighters are celebrating the construction of a new fire station that is recognized by the United States Green Building Council or USGBC as being “green”. The $4.5 million Station 4 new fire station project, which is to be completed in January, is officially recognized and has the USGBC’s LEED Gold approval earlier in November.
LEED or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is an globally recognized green structure certification system, and is approved based on a point scale.
PFA’s Captain for Public Affairs and Education, Patrick Love said the U.S. Green Building Council looks for qualities such as CO2 emission reduction, water efficiency, enhanced indoor environmental quality, energy saving, plus stewardship of resources.
PFA project manager and battalion Chief Bob Poncelow said USGBC look for how one’s site is going to protect the environment.
The new fire station is located on 1945 W. Drake Road, with 15,000 square feet. It was bought during the 1980’s with only 3,120 square feet, and was intended to be a provisional fire station.
The space of the new fire station will allow Poudre Fire Authority Station 4 to expand, said Love.
Love also said the new fire station’s LEED certification fits the City of Fort Collins’ environmental goals.
The Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) is serving the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District in the city of Fort Collins, and is a full-service emergency, fire protection, and fire prevention service agency.
The new fire station features environment sustainable landscape, low flow faucets, fluorescent fixtures for light pollution, and radiant floor heaters.