Fire Hall No.17: North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall

Decarb Lunch August 2020
August 28, 2020
Pattern Language from Passive House Workshop
September 14, 2020

In 2018, the City of Vancouver began the design to replace Fire Hall No.17. with a new building. The new facility is the first fire hall in North America to pursue Passive House certification. The project is also pursuing LEED v4 Gold and Zero Carbon Building Standard certifications. Fire Hall No.17 is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 97% compared to the existing facility with a high-performance envelope, efficient mechanical systems such as geo-exchange heat pumps, and an on-site solar PV array.