City of Gatineau

FIRE STATION # 5
Category
Transportation and Industry

Garage, office, living area, training rooms, warehouse

 

Type of project

New construction

 

Scope

2,950 m² | 2 floors

 

Construction cost

$7.3M

 

Mention

Énergia Award | AQME
LEED NC 1.0
Technology Award | ASHRAE

 

Highlights
  • Rigorous site surveillance resulted in effective commissioning of the building
  • 10 geothermal wells cover 75% of the heating and 10% of the cooling requirements
  • Solar wall to preheat the fresh air for the garage
  • Extra costs associated with energy efficiency measures paid back within 5 years through energy savings
  • Energy costs are 44% less than the ASHRAE 90.1 standard
  • High intensity natural gas radiant heating for de-icing the trucks
  • Heat pipe system to recover waste heat from exhaust air