LEED Platinum Fire Station - Fort Bragg
This $2.6 million Community Emergency Services Station at Fort Bragg, N.C., is the first LEED Platinum facility of its type in the Army. LEED refers to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, which involves the use of environmentally sustainable building and design practices. At 8,300 square-feet, the facility includes mechanisms that save 35 percent more energy than a typical building of its kind. Features include geothermal heat pumps, a solar hot water heating system, a rainwater collection system for washing fire engines and flushing toilets, use of local suppliers, and energy efficient fixtures and lighting. The project was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District in March 2011 and received a LEED Platinum certification (the highest level) in 2012 from the Green Building Certification Institute.

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