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PICTOU COUNTY SPORTSPLEX
New glasgow, NS
Pictou County Sportsplex is a 150,000 sq.ft. fitness and wellness centre located in Nova Scotia.The facility provides ice and aquatic sports, community fitness and wellness programs, local events, business meetings and conferences. AME provided mechanical design for the facility's plumbing, HVAC and aquatic filtration plant design. The integrated mechanical system was designed around a central energy centre that utilized the recovered waste heat from the pool hall and refrigeration plant. Additional heating and cooling are provided by high-efficiency aerothermal heat pumps. A central mechanical system is able to off-set the simultaneous heating and cooling loads typical for this type of recreational facility, allowing for a more efficient building and reduced operational costs. A full-building energy simulation predicted 65% energy cost savings compared to the MNECB baseline with a lifecycle payback of less than 4 years.