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Award for new fire station

The heralded Scott Somerville Fire and Rescue Service Station and York EMS Station 7-9 has won yet another honour.

Natural Resources Canada recently awarded the station an ecoENERGY plaque for its level of energy efficiency.

The building is LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) gold certified and won a Canadian Project Excellence Vision award for its merit and ingenuity last year.

“It is wonderful that Vaughan is again being recognized for being a leader when it comes to environmental initiatives,” Mayor Linda Jackson said in a statement. “We are committed to sustainability and this building and our Civic Centre, which is currently under construction, are examples of how the City continues to be at the forefront of environmental responsibility.”

Station 7-9 features large windows and skylights to provide increased natural light, which contributes to a 35-percent reduction in energy use. Low-flow faucets, showers and toilets help reduce the station’s water consumption.

Vaughan Today
In print: October 17, 2008, page 5
Online: October 21, 2008 [link]