Cinema Drive Fire Station
WFD’s newest station opened in the fall of 2015 on Cinema Drive has been certified as a LEED Silver building. The 14,500 square-foot station replaces older stations on Princess Place Drive and Wallace Avenue. The new $3.4 million station has four bays, whereas most existing stations only have two or three, and also includes a community room for meetings and training. The Cinema Drive location is part of an overall system that strategically locates new stations and upgrades older facilities to provide the citizens of Wilmington with the same level of service along with the ability to accommodate newer, larger fire trucks. Construction on another station on Shipyard Boulevard which will replace two other aging stations is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed mid 2018.
How can I practice greener strategies at home?
Visit the Department of Energy website for tips on saving money and energy
What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Visit the US Green Building Council website, to learn how they manage the LEED program.
Fire Station No. 3 LEED Features
This station was built to be environmentally responsible and serve as a resource to the community. It was built to LEED Silver Standards, and is in the process of being certified. A few features of this building are:
- lighting and temperature are controlled at each room to promote productivity, comfort, and well being of building occupants.
- facility is located within 1/4 mile of stops for two bus lines, encouraging the use of public transportation.
- building uses solar thermal energy to heat water for showers and heat the radiant slab located in the fire truck bay.
- 20% of the construction materials used were manufactured within 500 miles of Wilmington.