Designed by Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
Rendering by Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
This one-storey, 13,825 square foot building is built on a 1.65 acre greenfield site on The Gore Road in Brampton. The building houses two services, fire and paramedic. Features include fire apparatus bays, an ambulance vehicle bay, offices, crew quarters, fitness room, locker rooms, dormitory, service rooms, kitchen and washrooms. This project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
The building is heated and cooled through a combination of a VRF system and in-floor radiant heating. The fire truck bays are heated by in-floor radiant heating and overhead gas-fired radiant heating. Heating water is delivered via two condensing boilers with partial redundancy. Ventilation and building exhaust is managed through two central ERV units ducted to each room. The design includes a number of additional energy saving features, including an underground cistern that collects rainwater for truck washing, low flow plumbing fixtures, and a central BAS system.
The fire station's electrical service is provided from the utility through a dedicated pad-mounted transformer, sized to power capacity and utilized to accommodate the emergency facility load requirements. The premises are equipped with 100% standby generator system and provisions for future roof-mounted solar PV panels. Power is metered by the utility. The building features new services for Fire Alarm, Security and Communication. Efficient lighting and energy saving systems are adapted to meet LEED Certified.