Utilizing building energy simulation to improve process load heat reclamation for a multi-sport athletics venue

Large, multi-use sports and recreational facilities provide a unique, yet challenging, opportunity for energy conservation due to their large process loads. The proposed paper describes the use of building simulation to aid in mechanical system and architectural design to improve heat recovery from process heat generation to satisfy building loads. The focus of this study is a recreational facility that consists of an NHL-size ice arena, 8-sheet curling rink, a gymnasium, change and restrooms, offices, library, fitness studios, a large glazed atrium, as well as 50 metre lap, leisure, outdoo