Vancouver Firehall No. 5 + Housing Receives LEED Gold Certification
JDa is proud to announce that Vancouver Firehall No. 5 + Housing achieved LEED Gold Certification! This is an honour as LEED Gold is the second highest level of certification that a building can acquire based on the implementation of sustainable initiatives.
Vancouver Firehall No. 5 + Housing is the first colocation facility in Canada to foster and serve women-led families. The new fire hall design combines key concepts of sustainable architecture, which include access to natural lighting, operable windows, energy efficiency, urban agriculture and roof top amenity spaces. These key design aspects were implemented to improve livability for users and reduce energy demand. Additionally, the housing component of the building was constructed in post disaster wood frame which adheres to the BC Wood First Act and is harvested locally from sustainably managed forests.
You can find the newly constructed building in the Killarney neighborhood, as it has served the community since 1952.
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