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Cedar Rapids fire station receives award

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The Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station received an award of Excellence in Energy Efficient Design for the Central Fire Station Thursday morning.

Solum Lang Architects, LLC and Design Engineers received the away for for the Central Fire Station. The award was announced at the 2014 Iowa American Institute of Architects Convention in Des Moines Thursday morning.

The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts in reducing energy use.

According to a press release, the Central Fire Station achieved LEED Platinum certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

The Central Fire Station was designed to last 75 years or more and includes energy cost savings of over 60% compared to code-required baselines.

The Project Management Team for the Central Fire Station included the City of Cedar Rapids; Ryan Companies US, Inc.; Miron Construction; and Solum Lang Architects, LLC.

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