Feedback provided by residents during the design engagement sessions within the community in 2017 have been incorporated within the detailed design below. Changes include a more west coast feel, change in building colour and incorporating green building and energy efficiency principles.

Please note design may vary slightly from visual representation below.

Design Features

  • Improved lobby layout and reception area for better customer service
  • Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) within the post disaster component
  • 72 onsite parking stalls following the City of Courtenay's parking requirements
  • Secure archives and IT/server storage
  • Open workstations located on the perimeter to allow daylight into internal offices
  • Use of glass to maximize daylight
  • Use of durable and cost effective exterior materials
  • Incorporation of west coast feel through the use of wood 
  • Efficient layout with separate entrances to the CVRD and multipurpose boardroom

Sustainability Features

  • Water efficient fixtures and natural, native plant landscaping
  • Heat recovery system
  • Highly energy efficient 
  • Maximizing daylight to reduce energy consumption
  • Opening windows to increase air circulation
  • Shade devices to control heat gain
  • Use of durable materials including wood where possible
  • Best management practices used to address stormwater quality and quantity including bioswale and detention system
  • Lower roof system prepared for use of future solar panels
  • Recycled materials utilized within the steel structure as well as low VOC finishes throughout building