The City of Pocatello’s Water Operations Facility was the first publicly-owned building in Pocatello to earn a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification.
In June 2015, the building was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The award is given for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated in the most environmentally responsible manner.
A few highlights of the building’s construction include:
24.8% energy savings when compared to similar, conventionally constructed buildings
20% reduction in water use (not including irrigation)
76% reduction in landscape water use
No stormwater run-off through on-site stormwater management
100% high-reflectance roofing material to reduce heat gain and overall energy use
76% diversion of construction waste from the landfill
20% recycled materials including recycled asphalt from the city for use as sub-base and wood from Trestlewood in Blackfoot
15% locally sourced materials (within a 500-mile radius)
Preferred parking for carpool, low emitting, and fuel efficient vehicles