Client: Colliers Project Leaders and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Fire Management (MNRF)

Certification: LEED® Gold® certified by the CaGBC

Building GFA: 18,800 sq.ft. 

Completion Year: 2016

Serving the Northeast region of Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Fire Management Headquarters in Haliburton Ontario is a single-storey 1,750 s.m. (18,800 sq.ft.) facility situated on a 3.14 hectare parcel of land at the Stanhope Airport.   Planned, designed and constructed to meet demanding staff, training and emergency first response needs, this state of the art, post-disaster facility and associated site developments incorporate numerous sustainable design principles, materials and building systems.   Certified LEED® Gold® by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), sustainable design strategies at the Haliburton Fire Management Headquarters include:

  • An elongated building footprint, oriented east / west to capitalize on passive solar heating during the winter months,

  • Large building overhangs to shelter the summer sun and provide protection from the elements,

  • Vertical geothermal ground source heat pump system,

  • Water conservation initiatives including rain water harvesting, storage and treatment and incorporation of low flow plumbing fixtures and infrared faucets at lavatories

  • Sourced local and regional construction materials extracted within a 800 km radius of the site.

The LEED® Certification trademark is licensed to the Canada Green Building Council and is used here with permission.

The LEED® Certification trademark is licensed to the Canada Green Building Council and is used here with permission.