In 2016, Fire Station 19 was the first fire station in the entire Southeast U.S. to receive LEED® Platinum certification. Then, in June of this year, it was selected to receive the 2017 Governors Environmental Stewardship Award in the "Building Green" category. This facility that houses the city's first responders 24/7 has several innovative features and has set the bar for future Nashville city buildings.
Platinum level certification is the highest such designation awarded to any fire station in the Southeast and the highest level in the category of New Construction for Nashville Metro Government.
Earned LEED® Innovation Points for Exemplary Performance for On-Site Renewable Energy and use of Regional Materials
33% indoor potable water use reduction
43.92% energy cost savings (as compared to a baseline building)
33kW photovoltaic system with a bi-directional meter that first powers then station then feeds back into electric meter for energy credits
15.51% on-site renewable energy generated by solar panels (total energy costs of building offset)
63% construction waste diverted from landfill
16% recycled content in building materials (by cost)
31.85% regional materials used (by cost, regionally manufactured and raw materials extracted)
- Use of low-emitting materials for all adhesives, paints, carpet systems and composite wood materials
Accepting the prestigious 2017 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Building Green
Left to right: TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, Nashville Fire Dept Chief Ricky White, General Services Dept Director Nancy Whittemore, Governor Bill Haslam
- Mayor Megan Barry's Statement, June 16, 2017
- U.S. Green Building Council, June 22, 2017
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation press release, May 18, 2017