Green Building

New Hampshire town receives calls for energy-efficient police station

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 09:30

Residents of York, New Hampshire, have pressed town officials to take sustainability and green construction into account when building the new police station, according to York Weekly.

The town has been receptive to the initial pleas from the citizens, as they have told members of the Municipal Building Committee that the long-term costs of a sustainable police station would save money compared to the upfront building cost, reported the news source.

Still, members of the committee did not approve the ideas of the townspeople immediately, as they needed to research and discuss what would be best for York, despite the pleas from several citizens to move forward with the plan quickly, reported the Weekly.

An installation of a radiant heating system was also recommended by several townspeople, as they noted that this type of heating could provide warmth while using the heat from the solar panels that were also proposed, the news source reported.

Radiant heating systems can also provide an atmosphere with less allergens and contaminants in the air, perfect for public buildings, due to the lack of heating vents and air ducts.