Vancouver, BC opens Canada's first fire station to meet national zero-carbon building standards
Vancouver, BC First Fire Station Zero-Carbon Standards
The new Firehall 17 eliminates 99.67% of operational emissions created by its predecessor through better design. A draft-free structure, water recovery systems, and ground-source heat pumps improve on the standard firehall. Radio and IT infrastructure within the firehall support its use as a post-disaster communications hub. Vancouver earned LEED Gold and Net Zero Energy certification for the project with Passive House certification in progress.
Vancouver’s Firehall 17 is an example of the City’s leadership on climate action and is paving the way for future buildings to achieve near zero emissions.
Canada's first zero-carbon firehall opens in Vancouver
Canada's first ever zero-carbon firehall is providing essential fire and rescue services, while showcasing a design approach that is better for people and the planet. Vancouver's Firehall 17. . .
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