ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Ann Arbor’s plan to build a net-zero fire station is moving to the next step, but the $10 million price tag could stop it in its tracks.
The Arbor City Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward the plan to City Council. The plan calls to build a new Station 4 that will the city’s first all-electric, solar powered fire station.
In addition to the solar panels, it would use a geothermal heat pump to heat and cool the building without burning gas.
The funding is the main hurdle since no stimulus funds were earmarked for the project.
It would be the first net-zero fire station east of the Mississippi River.