Salt Lake Citys two sustainable fire stations
Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections fire. Department's mission is to protect people's lives and property and in salt lake city utah. The fire department prioritizes sustainability to we want to be part of the solution to our energy crisis and our environmental challenges that we have. We're always looking to minimize the carbon footprint. Active all our fire facilities that fire. Chief karl leib. He says the city opened two new fire stations in two thousand eighteen. Each has three hundred rooftop solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling now the city's installing even more solar panels at one of the stations with the goal of making it net zero that means it will produce at least as much energy as it uses and the firefighters like being there. It's really a home for the firefighters. They're there for forty hours straight. They eat their sleep there. And they feel very comfortable in these stations. And they're proud to be occupying these buildings. The buildings cost more to build than a typical fire station but there are also far more efficient with led lighting high performance windows in folding doors that minimize heat loss. So leap says the investment will pay off over time and energy savings and for the climate.