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usgbc-logo-reflectionThe Town of Gilbert, Arizona is a member of the US Green Building Council.We encourage the use of Green Building principles and have provided some additional resources below.

What is Green Building?

Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating more resource-efficient processes and materials for new construction and remodeling projects of all sizes. 

It adds value to your project Green building can save money on utility bills, decrease maintenance costs, and help protect the value of your real estate investment. It also is better for the environment. It can help minimize waste and preserve natural resources, such as air quality, forests, wildlife habitat, and water conservation. It can also increase the efficient use of energy.

What can YOU do?

New Construction

Orientation. Orient and design new structures and additions for minimum solar gain, reflectivity and glare, such as North-South orientation rather than East-West.

Protection. Provide weather and sun protection for entries and window to minimize cooling and heating loss and gains. Sheltered entries, canopies, or trees can be used for shading.

Energy Efficiency. Use energy efficient materials in doors, insulation, and windows, such as low-E windows. Use energy efficient lighting, appliances, and water heaters. Use renewable energy, such as solar panels.

Water Conservation. Use low water use fixtures. Consider water harvesting.

Open Space. Mitigate urban heat island effects by increasing open space. Open space can be used for amenities. Break up large hardscape with landscaping.

Landscaping. Use drought tolerant, low water-use landscaping, and reuse rainwater by water harvesting. Use foundation landscaping.

Materials. Use of cool pavements and cool roofs also reduce the urban heat island effect. Use renewable or recycled materials.

Remodeling

Protection. Provide weather and sun protection for entries and window to minimize cooling and heating loss and gains. Shade trees and sunscreens can be use.

Energy Efficiency. Use energy efficient doors, windows, and insulation. Use energy efficient lighting, such as those with the Energy Star symbol. Select energy efficient appliances, and water heaters.

Water Conservation. Use low water use fixtures.

Landscaping. Use drought tolerant, low water use landscaping.

Materials. Use of cool pavements and cool roofs also reduce the urban heat island effect. Use renewable or recycled materials.

For further information or questions, please contact Neighborhood services at (480) 503-6767.

First building to receive LEED certification by the US Green Building Council

Gilbert officials celebrated the Groundbreaking August 4th, 2011, Thursday morning for the construction of Fire Station 10, which will be the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building in Gilbert. The new fire station will ensure residents living in northwest Gilbert have optimum response times, and will be built utilizing environmentally-friendly components in a dual-use manner. 

Project Overview

Location: 1280 West Guadalupe Road (east of McQueen Road; north side of Guadalupe Road)

Savings for Gilbert: The facility will be powered using solar panels, which will help reduce utility costs by 40 percent. Those panels will provide shade covers for parking spots at the facility. In addition, a solar panel strip will also provide the heating of the water supply. The building's primary funding, about $3 million, comes from American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funding.

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