Fox & Fox Goes Green, Earns Gold Certification for Fire Station in Chicago, Illinois

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Engine Company No 102 Fire Station
Chicago, Illinois 

Fox and Fox Architects received a prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the new Engine Company 102 Fire Station in Chicago, Illinois. The innovative, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly design made this project the first LEED gold certified fire station in the region.

We incorporated outstanding features like a green garden roof, heat recovery HVAC systems, solar panels for heating domestic water, low water use plumbing fixtures, automated building systems and indigenous landscape to make this building not only “green” but striking in design and incredibly efficient.

The LEED Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.