New armoury opens at Saint-Hubert Garrison
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Parliamentary Secretary to the Defence Minister Serge Cormier, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new armoury at the Saint-Hubert Garrison on January 16.
“This new facility is a great example of the investments National Defence is making in green infrastructure across Canada. Greening Defence infrastructure will help us use less energy, lower our greenhouse gas emissions, and build a cleaner, healthier, more affordable future that we can be proud to leave our children,” noted Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence.
The centralized 8,824-m2 facility will co-locate multiple Reserve units and provide personnel with modern administrative spaces, training rooms, an advanced weapons simulator, vehicle and equipment storage areas, common mess facilities, and a fitness centre. Work continues on the renovation of an existing building, as well as the demolition of an aging and obsolete hanger.
The new and renovated facilities will be used by a number of Reserve Force units, including Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, 34 Service Battalion, 41 Military Police Platoon, and the 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters in the greater Montreal region.
Completed in December 2018, the new armoury was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards. It will help Defence reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and non-military vehicles by 40 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030, and support the new federal emissions reduction target of 80 percent by 2050.
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