LEED Gold Cambie Fire Hall is a beacon of sustainability in Richmond, BC

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Vancouver-based Assembly Architecture and Alberta-based S2 Architecture recently completed the Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station, a LEED Gold-certified facility that shows how civic architecture can be beautiful, effective and sustainable. Built to serve the City of Richmond in British Columbia, the new building spans over 26,000 square feet in size and rises to three stories with room for fire rescue vehicles and up to six ambulance vehicles. The building is illuminated by… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEED Platinum fire station boosts firefighter wellness in Seattle

Firefighting is consistently ranked one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S.—which is why improving the well-being of firefighters becomes all the more important in architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s design of Seattle Fire Station 32. Located in the heart of the West Seattle Alaska Junction neighborhood, the 18,000-square-foot fire station boasts a handsome and modern appearance that not only enhances firefighter well-being, but is also welcoming of the community. The fire station,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The largest fire in Greenland’s history warns of an extreme future

The largest wildfire in Greenland’s history is burning bright as a warning sign for a future rattled by catastrophic climate change. On the world’s largest island, known for its snow-covered glacial landscape, satellite images have captured the similarly colored smoke clouds now billowing from the fire. Scientists are concerned that the black carbon smog produced by the fire could be absorbed by Greenland’s massive ice sheet, of which one-third has now been affected by the soot settling from the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

VIDEO: Man saves rabbit from raging California fire

Fires continue to ravage Southern California. While the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County, one man was captured on video trying to save a wild rabbit hopping near Highway 1 in La Conchita. As the animal jumped near the flames, the man followed until he was able to pick it up.

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Line Of Fire – Cambrai 1917 – Part One of Five

A docu about the Battle of Cambrai in 1917.