The Eldorado Fire Station, relocated to its new home on 1901 N. Miller Road, in Scottsdale — and with it came a green building. This repurposed building will use 47 percent less energy compared to a similar non-LEED building. Its green building elements include a solar hot water heater, greywater from sinks and showers reused for irrigation and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. During the remodel, more than 75 percent of construction waste was diverted from conventional landfills and routed to a recycling agency.
Other features include:
- The installation of solar panels that will provide more than 23% of the energy required for the station.
- A solar hot water heater that will provide 90 percent of all the domestic hot water needs and heat the building during winter season.
- Natural daylight and views are provided to 90 percent of all occupied spaces, thus reducing energy consumption and improves the comfort of the occupants.
- Low volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) emitting materials were used in the building materials, adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and finishes throughout the building.
- Flooring in the physical conditioning room is made from 100% recycled tires.
- Collectively the recycled content makes up about 31 percent of the total value of building materials.