Quick Fact

Clients

Town of Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach Fire Department

 

Location

Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

 

Completion

2015

 

Size

18,020 ft2

 

Highlights

72% energy reduction based on ASHRAE 90.1 (2010) standard.

Qualicum Beach Fire Hall

This 6 bay (3 tandem drive-thru bays) fire hall is designed with administrative offices, large training room, day room, combined kitchen and dining room, fitness room, gender neutral washrooms, decontamination washrooms, gear storage and drying room, gear washer/utility room, SCBA room, workshop, training/hose tower, and can function as a backup Emergency Operations Centre.  In addition to the building, the site contains a training yard with a Pumper test pit, natural gas fuelled burn pad and auto extrication zone.

The prime sustainable goal for the project was to achieve the highest energy reduction possible for a building of its function and size. The design team mirrored LEED-NC Silver rating strategies and utilized a nearby civic well field for energy to both heat and cool the building, a high-performance building envelope, radiant hydronic-heating, solar thermal pre-heating, a solar wall, LED lighting throughout, on-site power generation with a 27Kw photovoltaic array, and mass timber panels for the upper floors and roofs which has resulted in a 72% energy reduction compared to the NEBC 2011 based on ASHRAE 90.1 (2010).  This achievement qualified for $464,467.00 in grant funding awarded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities through the Green Municipal Fund program.

2015 Recognition / Bronze - New

2015 Station Style - Notable Satellite Department

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