City of Gainesville Fire Station No 8
The all masonry shell is veneered in brick and the roof is a standing seam metal roof over light gauge metal trusses. The building exterior is highlighted by full-light bi-fold apparatus bay doors. Among its many features, the new station boasts ground and polished concrete floors in throughout the facility, living quarters for the station’s full-time firefighters, a commercially equipped prep kitchen, instructional areas, and administrative offices. And while the building’s brick, doors, and vehicles are red, it is a very green fire station. Originally slated for Silver certification the project achieved Gold status with the USGBC.