We are very excited to announce that Windermere Fire Station No.31 has won the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence!
Windermere Fire Station No.31 is a contemporary, highly functional and technical building that will serve a new community in Southwest Edmonton which is bordered by the North Saskatchewan River and the Whitemud Creek Ravine.
The City of Edmonton required the station to obtain LEED Silver certification and meet 40 percent better energy efficiency and 40 percent improved greenhouse gas emissions than NECB 2011 and achieve 80 kilowatt-hours per square metre per year for heating needs. The fire station’s distinctive profile is a result of optimizing the roof for solar panels and the daylight strategies are used to minimize energy consumption. Other sustainability measures include geothermal heating and cooling and maximizing natural lighting to reduce energy loads and improve the quality of the workplace with visual connections. These visual connections are important for safety and overall orientation during quick response times.
Design Architect: gh3
Prime Consultant: S2 Architecture
S2 is an established full service architectural, interior design and master planning firm with over 25 years history of design excellence. With studios in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, we are engaged in innovative design and planning and our work spans a broad range of building and project types. The foundation of our success is deeply rooted in the delivery of creative design solutions for our clients, our communities and the environment.
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