St. Petersburg Police Training Center Recognized for Environmental Green Features
When the city took over the former St. Petersburg Pistol Club, the site was contaminated with lead from its 30 years as a firing range. Last year the contamination on the site was remediated, and the existing building was gutted and expanded to provide a state of the art training center and firing range for St. Petersburg police officers.
The building earned special recognition for its green features. According to a review by our sustainably building coordinator, Two Trails Inc., it is one of only two law enforcement firing ranges in the country to qualify for Silver LEED certification.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides independent verification of a building’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.
LEED projects earn points across nine basic areas that address key aspects of green buildings. The number of points determine the level of LEED certification. Here are just some of the areas where the Training Center scored well:
- High Priority Site (soil remediation)
- Reduced Parking Footprint
- Optimize Energy Performance
- Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
- Interior Lighting
- Solar Panels/Photovoltaic System
Other facts, $6,350,825 cost.