The Pembroke Fire Station is a design-build project that provides a new facility for the Pembroke Fire Department. Located at International Drive and Upper Valley Road in Pembroke, ON , this LEED Silver equivalent building will house an apparatus room with five fire truck bays, two dormitories, a lounge, office space and reception, as well as space for training and gym equipment.
The design includes durable and energy efficient materials and systems that are fiscally responsible for capital and operating expenses through its projected 30 year life cycle. The exterior portion of the project includes 60 parking spaces, 10 designated for visitors, training zones, exterior/pathway lighting, pedestrian circulation and low-maintenance native plantings.
The project is on track to break ground this June. The building should be ready for occupancy and total completion by mid 2018.
The City of Pembroke’s focus on following key sustainable goals rather than pursue LEED accreditation were met by targeting sustainable aspects as outlined below:
– Energy efficiency in building envelope and mechanical/electrical systems
– Durable construction with low maintenance and life cycle costs
– Natural daylighting of interior spaces
Durability: The idea of a durable building begins with an exceptional building envelope. The control of air, moisture, and heat through the envelope is the key to longevity of the assemblies and by extension the building as a whole. The building is viewed at varying levels of resolution, from the detail through to the whole. Consideration of details, careful selection of inherently durable materials, components and assemblies, and their installation ensures the long-term durability of the building.
Envelope: In addition to being key to the durability aspect of the design, a high-quality building envelope is also key to the overall energy performance of the building. The roof, wall and floor assemblies are constructed to provide the best thermal performance possible, including elevated levels of insulation, quality air/vapour barrier, sub-girt systems with stand-off (to minimize thermal bridging), tinted triple glazed low-e coating windows, and light coloured roofing (to minimize heat gain).
Daylighting: The regularly occupied areas of the building are designed with natural daylighting and views to provide occupants with a visual connection to the outdoors. Daylighting contributes to reduced electric lighting use, and promotes higher quality of life for occupants.
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