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EDMONDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
This new LEED Silver Certified facility is a 95,000 sq.ft. 2-storey building with underground parking. Alongside CEI Architecture, AME was retained by the City of Burnaby as Mechanical Consultant to design the aquatic and mechanical system at the Edmonds Aquatic and Community Centre which replaces the previous Eastburn Community Centre.
The aquatics centre features a 6-lane, 25-metre pool, a leisure pool, warm swim and therapy lanes, a lazy river with two channels, and double waterslides. The Community Centre features a 12,000 sq.ft. twin gymnasium as well as multi-purpose rooms, child minding spaces, spaces for seniors and youth, art rooms, a fitness centre, and a central atrium that becomes a community living room.
AME opted for a central low-temperature heating loop with aero-thermal heat pumps and high-efficiency backup boilers. Additional heat is recovered from the exhaust airstream and transferred to the central loop by water-to-water heat pumps. The centralized mechanical system, plus a high-performance building envelope and lighting design, resulted in a 64% energy savings which contributed to 9 out of 10 LEED energy points. Overall, AME's design contributed 15 mechanical points towards the facility's LEED Silver status.
The filtration design for Edmonds Aquatic Centre integrates high-rate sand filters with BMS interface for backwash control. Liquid chlorine, CO2 and Ultra Violet filters were incorporated as the disinfection system for the pools. The entire aquatic chemical treatment system was interfaced with the building management system so that it can be monitored remotely to compliment on-site staffing.
Architect: CEI Architecture Planning Interiors