Municipality of Central Elgin

A Customer Success Story from Northern Dock Systems

Net-Zero Energy Port Stanley Fire Station Four Fold Door

Project Overview

Welcome the newest fire station to the Northern Dock Systems’ construction and design portfolio. 

By taking advantage of the Green Municipal Fund and securing federal funding, the Municipality of Central Elgin undertook a project to complete Canada’s first net-zero energy fire station located in Port Stanley Ontario. 

From Concept to Completion

Northern Dock Systems worked closely with our partners to help make this dream of Canada’s first net-zero energy fire station come true. Our construction and design team worked with Thomas Brown Architects by providing specifications and drawings during the conception and design phase. Furthermore, we worked closely with PK Construction during the construction phase to get the doors installed on schedule. 

Net-Zero Energy Port Stanley Fire Station - Four-Fold Door Drawings

From Concept

Drawings and specifications for the construction design phase

Net-Zero Energy Port Stanley Fire Station Four Fold Door

To Completion

Full turnkey solutions from professional new equipment installers


Net-Zero Energy Fire Station

The new fire station has been outfitted with three Door Engineering FF300 four-fold doors and three A175 Safedrive springless high-speed sectional doors at the new station. Both high-performance door systems complement the outstanding aesthetics of the new station with its imported Austrian Timber Beams and CLT panels. These high-performance doors will help conserve valuable energy to help it remain a net-zero energy building. In addition to providing great value and reliability through the lifespan of this new facility.

Net-Zero Energy Port Stanley Fire Station Four Fold Door

Three Door Engineering FF300 Four-Fold Doors

Net-Zero Energy Port Stanley Fire Station Springless Overhead Door

Three A175 Safedrive Springless High-Speed Sectional Doors


Improve Safety and Energy Efficiency

The high operating speeds of the doors lead to energy-efficient operation by minimizing outside air infiltration during operation. The four-fold boosts opening speeds of up to 24″/sec minimize heat or cooling loss and increase throughput. While Safedrive springless operators can open overhead doors up to three times faster than traditional jackshaft operators. All of which contributed to the net-zero energy of this fire station.

In addition to high speeds, the springless design of these doors reduces maintenance costs and improves reliability in daily operations.

Finally, the full visibility of the doors prevents accidental impact from vehicles and improves safety.

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