LEED Tour - South Bend Fire Station #4, July 18, 3:00-4:00pm, South Bend, IN

  • 18 July 2019
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Indiana
  • Event Location : South Bend Fire Station #4, 220 N Olive Street, South Bend, IN, 46628, United States
LEED Tour South Bend Fire Station, Indiana
Event Description

Join USGBC Indiana to tour the newly opened South Bend Fire Station #4. This is a high performing building that has earned the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its exemplary sustainability work. Join South Bend Fire Chief Steve Cox and representatives from the project team to learn about the sustainability features of this building and how they obtained LEED certification.

The new building will replace the current Fire Station #4 located at 220 N Olive Street. Station 4 was built in 1974 and originally housed Engine 4, Engine 11, and Snorkel 2 after closing the original Station #4 at 1240 W Thomas Street. Fire Station #4 has housed several ambulances over the decades, and the station has operated with Engine 4, Medic 4, and Medic 5 in recent years.

Fire Station #4 is the first City-owned building in South Bend designed with green standards registered to achieve LEED certification. The new station’s innovative design will decrease the building’s energy consumption by about 40 percent compared to similar buildings, and solar panels will decrease the building’s energy consumption further by an average of 7 percent per year. In addition, landscaping around the fire station will use plant species native to the region to eliminate the need for irrigation and sprinkler systems, thus decreasing water consumption. Fire Station #4 was also constructed with a high percentage of recycled content, and innovative construction strategies diverted waste produced during construction away from landfills and prevented unnecessary loss of soil.

Don't miss this fun networking tour to learn about all of their sustainibilty features. Refreshments will be served.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Indiana
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Continuing Education
      1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU and 1 ACEC PDH.
  • Cost
    • $10-$15
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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