Central Fire Station Achieves LEED Platinum

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Sustainability

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department announced today that it has been awarded LEED Platinum certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

The Central Fire Station at 713 1st Avenue SE is the largest fire station in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification.  There are nine other Platinum fire stations, but the Cedar Rapids location is the largest at 67,140 square feet and the only one used as a main fire station in a community.

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