Laval wins ‘LEED’ certification for Saint-François firehall

While the Laval Fire Department’s No. 5 Saint-François district firehall has been open since November 2018, the City of Laval only recently learned that the building’s modernistic and environmentally-conscious design won a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

The Laval Fire Department’s No. 5 firehall in Saint-François has won a LEED environmental certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

According to a press release issued by the city, the certification recognizes that the City of Laval made great efforts to erect a building to the highest environmental standards.

Firehall No. 5 is Laval’s fourth municipal building to win the distinction. The others are Firehall No. 2 on Souvenir Blvd. in Chomedey (October 2018), the Lausanne Park community centre (January 2020), and the theme pavilion building at Rivière des Mille Îles Park (March 2020).

Among other things, Firehall No. 5 is equipped with a geothermal heating and cooling system which draws energy from underground, a solar panel array to help preheat cool air during the winter before it enters through the frequently-opened garage doors, and low-water consumption plumbing.