The Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with the Judge’s Choice Award as part of the USGBC National Capital Regional 2023 Community Leader Awards. This award recognizes health and wellness in building planning and construction. Loudoun County’s design consultant, Moseley Architects, joined industry and sustainability leaders to accept the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. July 27, 2023.
The Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station, located in Lucketts, was recognized for green initiatives by earning LEED Silver certification. To receive this certification, the station has reflective roofing, permeable pavement to reduce heat, and HVAC systems to reduce energy bills. Green initiatives inside the station include exhaust-capture filtration systems, CO and CO2 sensors in the apparatus bays, separation of living quarters from areas high in carcinogens and direct exhaust from the decontamination room and gear storage.
The station is an 18,000-square foot fire and rescue facility on 14.36 acres, which replaced the existing Luckett’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station. The new station consists of four pull- through apparatus bays, seven two-person bunk rooms, a training room, restrooms, showers, kitchen and dining areas, supply storage, a gear and hose drying area, fitness room, offices and a repair shop.
“The Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue worked extremely hard to ensure the new fire and rescue station will provide a safe and efficient facility for our first responders and provide a facility which will fit the community’s needs, both in design and service,” said Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Chief Keith Johnson.
More information about the Lucketts Fire and Rescue Station’s design and construction is online here.
More information about the award is available from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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