The Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Recycling Alliance awarded the City of Allen Fire Station 5 recently received the Outstanding Sustainability Award from the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Recycling Alliance.
The award recognizes the Platinum LEED certified of Fire Station 5. In addition to serving public safety needs, the facility serves an educational role to demonstrate sustainable practices. These practices include sustainable water collection and storage, native and adapted landscaping, recycled-content furniture and decking, building design for ambient lighting, geothermal heat source, and building furnishings chosen for sustainable features and conservative use of resources.
An educational curriculum about the station's sustainability practices and tours are available by calling 214.509.4407.