SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- The Salt Lake City Fire Department has a new station and it’s only the second station in the country that will create as much energy as it consumes.
Station 14 was built as a Net Zero Energy building, a design concept that utilizes solar features, specialized insulation, natural light and other energy-efficient materials ,officials said.
The new facility generates its own power from a 110-kilowatt solar array comprised of more than 300 panels.
The building, designed by Blalock and Partners (headquartered in Salt Lake City) is a 2-story, 17,100 sq. ft. building, with a four-bay garage totaling 5,770 square feet.
Living quarters have 10 single-bunk rooms and two officer suites, and an administrative station office, kitchen, maintenance and training rooms.
“This fire station is a tangible example of how a sustainable city designs and builds infrastructure,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “Station 14 represents what is possible today, with existing cost-effective technologies.”
Soon Salt Lake County will be home to two of three fire stations nationwide that are Net Zero. Station 3 in Sugar House in currently under construction.
Station No. 14 is located at 3800 S. California Ave. The current Station No. 14 located at 1600 S. Industrial Road, is set to be remodeled and converted into office space to support the already-existing Training Tower, training offices, and an under-construction logistics building on the Industrial Road site.