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Canada Games Halifax
The LEED Silver Certified Canada Games pool in Halifax, Nova Scotia was constructed as the host facility for the 2011 Canada Games. This 176,000 sq.ft. project is the largest single recreation facility in the Atlantic region and, with its LEED target in mind - the emphasis was placed on energy efficiency and providing a healthy water environment. Key features include a 25-metre, 8-lane training pool, a leisure pool with two water slides, a field house accommodating three full-size basketball courts and a 200-metre 6-lane running track.
The Canada Games pool is equipped with an efficient water treatment system that minimizes water consumption. Other sustainable features include roof mounted solar panels to collect heat for domestic hot water including sinks and showers. Also placed on the roof are solar duct heaters that preheat ventilation air for the field house. By strategically positioning the windows and glass in the design, the Canada Games Centre benefits from daylighting and is less dependent on traditional indoor lighting. This natural light lowers energy costs and creates a more aesthetic space.
DSRA Architects and Envision Architecture