In May 2011, Gatineau inaugurated fire station number 5 (Aldoria-Dumulong), its first municipal building awaiting LEED certification.
LEED certification is given to buildings that have shown a commitment to sustainability by meeting the highest performance standards. LEED buildings help reduce the environmental footprint of development projects.
The following six main elements are considered in the LEED philosophy:
This 3,000 square metre fire station is a workplace that is adapted to the latest fire prevention technologies through infrastructures that will meet the special needs of the different activity sectors of the Service de sécurité incendie.Bringing together the technical, training, prevention, education and investigation sections will help increase the effectiveness of the firefighters and improve services to residents.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.