The John H. Price Sports And Recre­ation Cen­tre

Re­ceives Sub­stan­tial Grant From Hy­dro-Québec

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Bishop’sUniver­sity’s John H. Price Sports and Recre­ation Cen­tre re­ceived a $335,919.98 grant from Hy­dro-Québec un­der the com­pany’s En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Pro­grams.

This grant was awarded for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency mea­sures im­ple­mented by Con­sor­tium exp/Cima’s team of pro­fes­sion­als, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the de­sign­ers of the cam­pus en­ergy loop. Here are some of the pro­ject’s high­lights: Heat re­cov­ery from re­frig­er­a­tion sys­tems for the en­tire sports cen­tre and for the re­gen­er­a­tion of the cam­pus en­ergy loop; Dimmable LED light­ing for the cen­tre’s gym­na­si­ums and arena; Cre­ation of a mi­cro­cli­mate for the arena stands through con­trolled ven­ti­la­tion in­tended to pre­serve

ice qual­ity; In­te­gra­tion of the arena’s heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion con­trol sys­tem into the cam­pus cen­tral con­trol sys­tem; Low volt­age light­ing con­trol sys­tem; Im­ple­men­ta­tion of a storm wa­ter de­ten­tion sys­tem, and Con­nec­tion to the cam­pus geo­ther­mal net­work. “I want to salute the ef­forts of the en­tire Con­sor­tium exp/Cima team, which worked closely with our Build­ings and Grounds team,” said Is­abelle Goyette, As­sis­tant Vice-Prin­ci­pal, Fi­nance and Op­er­a­tions. “This is a large-scale pro­ject not only for our univer­sity, but also for the re­gion. We are very proud of it.”

“We are pleased to see that our En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Pro­grams helped build a mod­ern arena, us­ing a wide range of in­no­va­tive mea­sures,” summed up Anita Travieso, Hy­dro-Québec’s Man­ager – Busi­ness Pro­grams and Ad­vi­sory Ser­vices – En­ergy Use.

“The close col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween our team and Bishop’s Univer­sity’s team al­lowed the im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions de­signed to solve the pro­ject’s en­ergy ef­fi­ciency chal­lenges, in­clud­ing a ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem for the stands, which, while be­ing dis­crete and ef­fi­cient, en­sures spec­ta­tor com­fort and helps re­duce heat­ing costs,” stated Daniel Nap­pert, P. Eng., me­chan­i­cal-elec­tri­cal di­rec­tor at exp’s Sher­brooke of­fice.

In 2014, Bishop’s Univer­sity un­veiled its geo­ther­mal heat­ing sys­tem and as­tound­ing re­sults: a 66% re­duc­tion in its green­house gas emis­sions as well as a sav­ing of one mil­lion litres of drink­able wa­ter. In 2015, the open­ing of the sports cen­tre re­sulted in an ad­di­tional an­nual sav­ing of 6 mil­lion litres.

Bishop’s Univer­sity re­mains com­mit­ted to be­com­ing car­bon

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Bishop’s Univer­sity’s John H. Price Sports and Recre­ation Cen­tre.

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