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.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.