This LEED Gold 13,860 square foot project combines a fire station and satellite ambulance station under one roof. The fire station component includes three apparatus bays (two of which are drive-thru), a gear bunker, a hose tower, offices, a crew dormitory, a Captain’s office/dormitory, day room with a lounge and kitchen, a fitness room and locker rooms for both male and female fire fighters. The satellite paramedic station, for the Region of Peel, includes two drive-thru ambulance bays, an office area, a kitchenette, washrooms and a crew lounge space.
Environmentally friendly design features include the harvesting of rainwater for use in washing of fire/ambulance vehicles, as well as supplying water for toilets and a water pre-heat system. The project also utilizes a highly efficient Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system for heating/cooling. This type of system senses room occupancy and provides HVAC control for each individual space. VRF systems offer the lowest lifecycle costing of any system available on the market today. Exterior components include electric charging stations for city vehicles, the use of a white roofing membrane to reduce heat island effect and minimizing storm water run-off. Material selection included the use of certified wood and low emitting products for carpets, adhesives, sealants and paint.