Canadian fire station an environmental LEED-er
The city of Mississauga, Canada, was awarded its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold status for Fire Station 119.
The gold status applies to both Fire Station 119 and Peel Regional Paramedic Satellite Station S11 as part of the Airport Road Emergency Services building, according to a press release from the city.
"We've made it a priority to make our facilities environmentally friendly. Our commitment to being at the forefront of green and sustainable design is evident with this milestone and we hope to continue leading the way for other municipalities to follow," Ward 5 Councilor Carolyn Parrish said. "The residents of Malton are particularly proud of being at the forefront of gold standard environmental innovation."
Officially opened in June 2016, the state-of-the-art facility consists of many sustainable design features, including:
- A white reflective roof
- Stormwater management design
- Exterior and interior LED fixtures
- High efficiency heating and cooling equipment
- Natural ventilation
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures
"As the city of Mississauga's first certified LEED gold building, Fire station 119 represents an important milestone in the city's commitment to building great and environmentally responsible buildings in our communities," said Raj Sheth, director of facilities and property management. "This award illustrates Mississauga’s commitment to becoming a leader in green building initiatives and reinforces the city's strategic plan's green pillar."
Mississauga began pursuing LEED gold certification for Fire Station 119 at the start of the design process. This is the second city facility with LEED status. The Garry W. Morden Fire Training Centre received a LEED silver in 2014.
In September 2016, Fire Station 119 also won a Mississauga Urban Design Award – Award of Merit for Quality and Green Initiatives.
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