Madison Fire Station No. 14 wins USGBC Award of Excellence

Madison Fire Station 14 has been honored with an  Award of Excellence in Innovative Design, New Construction by the USGBC West North Central Region’s 2020 Community Leadership Award program.

Fire Station 14, completed in the last few days of 2018, is the City’s newest station and filled an urgent need for frontline and EMS protection on the City’s southeast side. In compliance with a 2008 City of Madison Common Council resolution, the newly constructed Fire Station 14 meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements and achieved LEED v3 NC Platinum Certification in April 2019.

This award is for a certified LEED for Building Design and Construction project that demonstrates the use of new technologies and strategies to push the envelope of green design and meet project challenges in an innovative way. Projects are recognized for exemplary work that has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and projects throughout the region’s local communities that includes: Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Nominated by the City of Madison, a jury thoroughly examined the slate of nominations, awarding points for leadership approach, strategies that push the envelope of green design, resolving challenges with innovative solutions and high performance. Each submission was judged on their own merit with the final level of recognition determined by the total points each nomination individually accumulated during jury review.

The Award of Excellence is reserved for nominations that earn 90% or more of available points during jury review.

The LEED Platinum certified Madison Fire Station 14 also earned a Justice Review Award from the American Institute of Architects and a Merit Award from AIA Wisconsin in 2020.