Rough and Ready Fire District earns LEED certification |

Rough and Ready Fire District earns LEED certification

The Rough and Ready Fire Protection District announced that its newly built fire station has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED, developed by the building council, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a certification process to enhance environmental awareness among architects and building contractors and to encourage the design and construction of energy-efficient, water-conserving buildings that use sustainable or green resources and materials.

The district’s final LEED rating reflects 43 documented and approved points, which corresponds to the certified certification level under the LEED for new construction rating system.

The fire station, located at 14506 Rough and Ready Highway, is identified as a pioneering example of sustainable design and is the first LEED-certified fire station and the fifth building in Nevada County to earn this certification.

For information, contact the Rough and Ready Fire Protection District office at 530-432-1140 or by email at

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