Four key efficiency upgrades to the Canada Games Complex will improve the quality of the ice and will achieve significant annual energy savings, while reducing the carbon footprint of the building.
Rink Lighting Retrofit
The overhead arena lighting will be upgraded from 1,000 watt [metal] halide fixtures to 400 watt induction lighting that has minimal heat output. Upgrading to induction lighting will save more than 60% on electricity costs compared to the existing metal halide lights.
New ceiling insulation will be installed over ice surface to minimize heat on the ice surface and reduce lighting requirements. This upgrade will save 40,000 to 120,000 kWh per Season.
Heat Recovery Strategies
A heat recovery tank will be installed to recover waste heat from the refrigeration system and to use it to heat the domestic hot water.
Installing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system c/w 700 gallon storage will improve flood water quality and will reduce refrigeration requirements. Purified water will also create a higher quality ice surface and will significantly reduce maintenance and energy costs.