BMO Centre

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BMO Centre

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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Client: BMO Centre Halifax Arena Complex

Architect: PBK Architects

Certifications: LEED Canada-NC Candidate

Size: 160,000 sq. ft.

Project Budget: $39.6M

This state-of-art facility consists of 4 NHL sized ice pads, dressing rooms (team rooms, main viewing corridor, office/reception areas, concession and sports retail; multi-purpose room, boardroom, and washrooms as well as 4 beach volleyball courts.

M&R Engineering was responsible for mechanical design including HVAC and Plumbing as well as electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security.

Key Facts: 

  • Heating system utilizes 95°F/35°C waste heat from the ice plant providing all of the building's heating except for the coldest days.
  • Service hot water for ice making and domestic hot water are preheated by waste heat from the ice plant.
  • Gas fired boilers provide supplemental space, service water and domestic water heating.
  • Heat recovery ventilators provide fresh air to the dressing rooms and air handling units.
  • Embedded bleacher radiant heating provides a more comfortable environment and saves energy compared to conventional heating systems. 
  • Variable Speed drives are installed on circulation pumps to save electricity and provide greater control. 
  • Occupancy sensors are installed to reduce lighting power when rooms are unoccupied. 
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