Denton Fire Station 7, LEED Gold Certified
The first fire station in Texas, and the second in the U.S. to be awarded a Gold Certification for LEED from the USGBC. Gravelpave2 was used to mitigate stormwater, permeate the stormwater into 4 rainwater harvesting cisterns, and Gravelpave2 provided recycled content for LEED points. Gravelpave2 also provides Urban Heat Island Mitigation. From the USGBC.com Article: The highly insulated, energy-efficient building will use more than 35 percent less energy than a conventional building. This was achieved, in part, through the use of geo-thermal heat pumps and highefficiency lighting. Water usage at the station will also be dramatically less. Once the landscape is established, irrigation will come entirely from rainwater runoff from the roof and collected in four 5,400 gallon cisterns. Additionally, low-flow and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures reduce domestic water use by more than 50 percent. The City’s concern for the health, comfort and productivity of the firefighters married nicely with the green building strategies implemented by KAS. These included operable windows in the bunk rooms, exterior views from more than 90 percent of he spaces, ample daylight, and extensive use of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) products. In addition, a large fitness room was included. Green buildings have been proven to enhance the wellbeing and performance of its occupants, making building green an easy decision for the Fire Department.
4201 Vintage Blvd Denton, TX 76201
1900 m2 (20,000 sq ft)
Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio
Gravelpave2 porous paving used in the employee and overflow parking area.
Bumper stops are used to designate the parking bays.
Fire Station 7, was the first fire station in Texas, and the second in the nation, to receive the LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC.
The Fire Station Serves as a LEED Program visitors and Education Building, as well.