Somewhat lost in the mess the Cleveland Park fire station renovations is the fact that the city is hoping to get the building LEED Silver certified. Of course, much of the discussion has centered on the widening of the front doors and the historical preservation issues surrounding that change. With that behind us, though, we can focus on some of the upgrades that will occur at the site. This includes all new windows and doors, in addition to a new roof. Obviously, this will mark a significant improvement on the “greenness” of the building. The city hopes that these improvements will allow it to earn a “silver” certification under the LEED standard. The rating of silver is granted to buildings scoring between 50-59 points on the LEED scale. Buildings are rated in five categories Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality with additional points for innovation in design and regional priority.