Schomberg Recreation Centre
- Client: Corporation of the Township of King
- Location: Mississauga – Buildings, ON
- Contract Type: Design/Build
- Sector: Institutional
As part of an economic stimulus package, the Township of King received both Provincial and Federal funding to construct a new recreation centre in Schomberg. Maple Reinders' design-build of the two-storey facility includes a single NHL size ice pad with seating for approximately 600 people; four curling sheets; and a fully-furnished fitness centre with strength training, spinning classes, aerobic studio and cardio machines. The recreation centre also includes a two lane walking/running track circumnavigating the ice pad on the second level. Program rooms, meeting space, a snack bar and pro shop round out the amenities. A multi-use building, the facility also includes an Emergency Medical Services Station.
The Schomberg Recreation Centre achieved a LEED Silver rating and includes the following environmental initiatives:
- Approximately 75% of the building has a highly reflective galvanized roof and 25% has a white roof, keeping the building cool in the summer
- Water efficient landscaping eliminates the need for irrigation system on the property
- Facility contains innovative wastewater technologies reducing potable water for sewage conveyance by 50% by capturing rainwater to flush toilets
- The facility has an approximate 40% reduction in energy use compared to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings through the use of energy efficient lighting systems, occupancy sensors in washrooms, heat recovery on all air ventilation and refrigeration equipment, high efficiency boilers and heaters, and spray foam insulation. The facility is also controlled by a Building Automation System.
- Approximately 80% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill
- Fitted with a 10kW microFIT ground mounted solar array - will produce about 10,000 kW/year which will be sold to the grid.
- Eco Chill ice making equipment that uses waste heat generated by ice making processes to provide heat for the hot water and HVAC systems in the facility.
After contract award, a value engineering session was conducted. This session resulted in a number of project changes and upgrades. The decision to incorporate these changes was based on long-term life cycle benefits and physical improvements. For example:
- Upgrading the interior lighting of the facility to T5 fixtures to reduce operational costs;
- Installing high efficiency boilers to reduce energy consumption over time;
- Incorporating the EMS station with in-floor heating and on the Building Automation System;
- Utilizing Energy Recovery units to retrieve energy from exhausted air.
The end result was that construction issues were mitigated, efficiency was improved and the overall appearance of the facility was enhanced.