Olympic Curling Venue – Hillcrest Community Center Olympic and Legacy Modes

Western Mechanical Services provided the commissioning services and worked along with other LEED experts, professionals and building trades and suppliers to verify that the specific design objectives relating to provide, optimization of energy performance and indoor air quality, thermal comfort, outdoor air ventilation and a significant reduction in water usage were achieved.

During the 2010 Winter Games the Vancouver Olympic Centre, a green and sustainable facility was home to curling and wheelchair curling events and was designed to be later converted into a community centre, ice rink, curling club, library preschool field house and offices. Heat rejected from the ice slab cooling was utilized to heat the building, aquatic centre, community centre and to run the air conditioning. Ground water and roof drainage were reclaimed to provide water supply for plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems.

The multi-phased project included a 6,200 m² aquatic centre, leisure pool, seasonal outdoor pool, 70-person hot pool, steam room and sauna and an adjacent fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment.

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