Karen Magnussen Rec Centre

Karen Magnussen Rec Center

Retrofit reduce energy use and costs in a recreation center

Thanks to the chiller new technology, the center built in 1974 now is almost as efficient as a district’s new-construction. Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre which is operated  by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission was established in 1974.

In 2016, the District of North Vancouver planned to supply additional heat to the recreation center by installation of a new biomass boiler. Since water cooled heat recovery chiller carries unique energy saving features,  Ambient Dynamics decided to implement this alternative solution to provide demanded load as well as reduce the cost of operation.

Now, with this new technology, the community enjoys reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by 60 percent compare to prior usage.