PTVFD to conduct idea work session for new fire station

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct the first of several idea work sessions with the public Friday, from 4-9 p.m., at the Staunton Community Center.

The activities are in conjunction with the construction of a new fire station on the vacant lots adjacent to the current fire station.

Representatives of the architectural firm and the commissioning firm will be present to facilitate the discussion process.

All are invited to be a part of the discussions.

The facility will be the first LEED structure constructed in Clay County and will showcase the use of "Green" construction and sustainable practices.

The LEED green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a "prosperous and sustainable" future for the nation through cost-efficient and energy saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

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