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Abbotsford Recreation Centre Abbotsford, BC

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This community ice arena with seating for 600 features a 60 x 85 metre 'fire and seismic safe' engineered wood roof structure. In tendering with an alternative steel structure, the lowest bid for this structure was $462,000 (33%) lower than the lowest steel bid. The Arena was completed under a Construction Management contract on time and below the estimated budget. The scope of work also included renovation and upgrade of an existing swimming pool and design of required site developments.

The arena was the first facility in Canada to utilize waste heat generated by the refrigeration system to heat domestic hot water for showers, ventilation air for change rooms, slab radiant system to warm the seating area, outside air for the arena and pool ventilation and arena ice scrapings. This application of the waste heat results in an overall energy savings of about $40,000 per year; a significant and lasting benefit compared to a one time capital cost of $17,000.

The building envelope was designed for year round ice activities and a computerized system controls all heating, cooling, and lighting functions to optimize system performance and minimize energy use. Dry-O-Tron heat recovery units are used to accomplish dehumidification.

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  • Client:City of Abbotsford
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  • Status:Completed 1995
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Abbotsford Recreation Centre

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Abbotsford, BC

This community ice arena with seating for 600 features a 60 x 85 metre 'fire and seismic safe' engineered wood roof structure. In tendering with an alternative steel structure, the lowest bid for this structure was $462,000 (33%) lower than the lowest steel bid. The Arena was completed under a Construction Management contract on time and below the estimated budget. The scope of work also included renovation and upgrade of an existing swimming pool and design of required site developments.

The arena was the first facility in Canada to utilize waste heat generated by the refrigeration system to heat domestic hot water for showers, ventilation air for change rooms, slab radiant system to warm the seating area, outside air for the arena and pool ventilation and arena ice scrapings. This application of the waste heat results in an overall energy savings of about $40,000 per year; a significant and lasting benefit compared to a one time capital cost of $17,000.

The building envelope was designed for year round ice activities and a computerized system controls all heating, cooling, and lighting functions to optimize system performance and minimize energy use. Dry-O-Tron heat recovery units are used to accomplish dehumidification.

Details

  • Client City of Abbotsford
  • Status Completed 1995

Program

  • Olympic Size ice arena, children\'s skating \'pond\', lounges, meeting rooms, exercise room, concession stand and support programs.

Awards

  • Recreation Commission of BC Municipalities - Award of Excellence
    BC Hydro Power Smart Award
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