Central Fire Station Receives Merit Award and LEED Platinum

Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station receives FIERO Merit award and LEED Platinum Certification

CR Central FireCentral Fire Station received a Merit award in the 2014 FIERO Fire Station Design Awards. According to FIERO, “A Merit Award will go to those projects for which five out of six jurors have agreed the project exemplifies an outstanding example in most or all aspects of planning and design including site plan, floor plan(s), and architectural image.”

This award comes just a week after Central Fire Station achieved LEED Platinum certification. The Central Fire Station is the largest fire station in the U.S. to earn LEED Platinum certification. There are nine other Platinum fire stations, but the Cedar Rapids location is the largest at 67,140 square feet and the only one used as a main fire station in a community.