The Madison (Wis.) Fire Department’s newest fire station, Fire Station No. 12, has earned LEED Platinum certification, becoming the first fire station in Wisconsin and only the second fire station in the world to reach platinum status.
To be eligible for platinum certification, a project must meet or exceed an array of the most stringent compliances set by LEED. Among those achieved by Fire Station No. 12 were:
- A 96% total construction waste diversion from landfill by weight.
- Construction of a live roof and rainwater harvesting system that set a precedence as one of the only commercial or industrial projects to meet the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
- Implementation of a geothermal exchange system, which significantly reduces dependence on natural gas and electricity.
In addition, by ensuring the project used 31% total recycled content for building materials and 52% total regional building materials, Stevens Construction helped Fire Station No. 12 exceed the exemplary performance requirements for Platinum Certification.
Fire Station No. 12 encompasses a total of 13,535 square feet (12,445 square feet on the first floor with a 1,090-square-foot mezzanine). Fire Station No. 12 joins Fire Station No. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the only LEED Platinum fire stations in the world.