OWNER City of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT
ARCHITECT GSBS Architects Salt Lake City, UT
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Okland Construction, Salt Lake City, UT
ESCS LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE SUPPLIER Utelite Corporation
Salt Lake City’s new Public Safety Building is the nation’s first Net Zero Energy (NZE) public safety building. It uses no more energy than it creates. The $80 million building is home to the fire and police departments and functions as a nerve center for addressing all citywide emergencies. It is designed to withstand a major seismic event and remain functioning separately from the electrical grid. The building design complemented the surrounding area with a welcoming outdoor space to accommodate large public events that extend over several blocks.
The lightweight aggregate supplier worked with the architect to design a lightweight engineered planting media to support the vegetated green roof as well as the exterior structural plantings.