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Historic Central Fire Station gets town's first LEED Gold

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Arlington’s Central Fire Station renovation has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, the first such designation in town.

The designation follows Silver LEED certification for the Highland Station renovation in 2011.  Architects Donham & Sweeney and PMA Consulting oversaw the project with guidance from Arlington’s Permanent Town Building Committee.


"The Gold LEED certification continues Arlington’s commitment to sustainability," Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said in a news release. "The project team’s professionalism and dedication resulted not only in the Gold recognition, but in the preservation of the unique characteristics of the building and improved safety for the residents of Arlington."

The renovation of the iconic, octagon-shaped 1926 fire station concluded in 2015 after 14 months. Key components of the gold certification include reflective white roof, thermally tight windows and overhead doors, low-flow fixtures that reduce water use, and highly-efficient HVAC system.

"This was a great collaborative effort," Fire Chief Robert Jefferson said in the release. "Again, Jeff Shaw [Architect from Donham & Sweeney] guided the town through the LEED process, and PMA Consulting oversaw the construction and maintained high standards. Their experience at the Highland greatly contributed to the success at the Central Station."

The Permanent Town Building Committee members who oversaw the project included John Cole, Chair; Jefferson, Bill Hayner, Diane Johnson, Brett Lambert, John Maher, Suzanne Robinson, Alan Reedy and Chapdelaine.

This announcement was published Monday, May 16, 2016.

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