The Killeen Police Department is protecting more than just public safety. They’re also protecting the environment. The city’s new police headquarters have been awarded the LEED® Silver certification for its green building design.
The 80,000 square foot building is being built using environmentally friendly textured concrete, Lueders limestone, and metal panels. Sections of the building designed to house specific departments are linked with a sunlit corridor that will reduce the amount of interior lighting required inside. A geo-thermal field HVAC system will heat and cool the building using a renewable energy source.
The green building materials and design earned the LEED® certification. LEED® is a third party evaluation system measuring the environmentally friendly attributes of both existing buildings and new constructions. Buildings receive credits for qualities like sustainable site development, water savings systems, energy efficiency, and material selection. Qualified buildings are awarded one of four levels: certified, silver, gold, or platinum based on the number of credits they earn.