Sept. 6, 2023, Vancouver – The City of Vancouver has opened a zero-carbon fire hall.
Located at 7070 Knight Street, the new fire hall was designed to be a post-disaster communications hub and fitted with equipment needed to keep the community connected in the event of a disaster, such as an earthquake.
It is believed to be Canada’s first ever zero-carbon fire hall, and the second largest training site for Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, the city said in a press release.
Nearly 60 per cent of Vancouver’s carbon pollution comes from burning gas to heat buildings and hot water.
The new fire hall was constructed to a zero emissions standard and the city said it achieved LEED Gold certification and Net Zero Energy. It is also on track to achieve Passive House certification.
“This state-of-the-art facility will ensure City of Vancouver is resilient to potential disasters,” said Fire Chief Karen Fry. “The new Fire hall 17 is part of Vancouver Fire Rescue Services long-term fire hall plan and will meet service needs for the next few decades.”
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