The design for the Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Courts features state-of-the-art technology, substantial increases in the amount of physical space, and sustainable, LEED Gold Certified architecture. The Police Headquarters is classified as a "green" building due to its incorporation of on-site renewable energy technologies and conservation techniques, such as photovoltaics, green-roofs, optimized daylighting, water efficient landscaping, and innovative wastewater technologies that reduce water use by 50%. Additional LEED design credits include: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems; Minimum Energy Performance; Optimized Energy Performance; Enhanced Refrigerant Management; Construction Activity Pollution Prevention; Development Density & Community Connectivity; Brownfield Redevelopment; Alternative Transportation, Public Transportation Access; Roof Heat Island Effect Mitigation; and Light Pollution Reduction.
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The Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Court Facility has another award to add to its display case after being recognized by the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The police facility was named APWA's "Structures - $25 Million to $75 Million" 2011 first-place award winner at the organization's annual luncheon on March 24, 2011.
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