Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17 has become the first fire station in Canada to earn the Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) design certification and the first project to be certified in BC, reports Canadian Architect.
It’s one of 16 projects to pilot the Canada Green Building Council’s new ZCB Standard, which provides a process, performance targets, and tools to support low carbon buildings in response to the climate crisis.
As Vancouver’s second-largest training fire hall, advancing the fire rescue operation is paramount. For resilience, the building is designed with fully electric systems with a backup generator. It has four drive-through apparatus bays, a full-size hose/training tower, a training yard, and accommodation for two full crews. Because it’s designed as a post-disaster facility, it is fitted with CTIT, radio, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and traffic control equipment.