OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Solar Industries Association congratulates Halifax for the
vision that brought about the state of the art Canada Games Centre now
playing host to the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
Designed by DSRA | Envision Architecture, the 176,000 square foot sports
and recreation facility is the largest of its kind in the Atlantic
region. It incorporates 200 solar thermal water panels on its roof and
36 SolarDuct modules preheating the ventilation air for the field
"The Halifax Regional Municipality is to be congratulated for having had
the vision to commission such a forward thinking complex," said Heather MacAulay, LEED AP, CanSIA Board of Directors (Atlantic Region). "The entire facility is designed with an emphasis on energy efficiency
and to promote a healthy indoor environment, the inclusion of solar
energy to that end was key."
"The adoption of solar heating technology is a very cost effective
measure," said Richard MacLellan, SEMO (Sustainable Environment Management Office)
Manager, Halifax Regional Municipality. "In this building - where the use of hot water is quite high - there
was a large opportunity for savings by reducing the long-term operating
costs on the facility. We'll be continuing to explore the most
innovative and promising renewable technologies on any of our projects
going forward to continue to see what makes the best sense to adopt."
Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, Premier Darrell Dexter and Defence Minister
Peter MacKay unveiled the $45-million venue on Jan. 15.
The Canadian Solar Industries Association is a national trade
association that represents approximately 650 solar energy companies
throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong,
efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with
capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a
major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy
SOURCE Canadian Solar Industries Association
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