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Ottawa arena converted to zero carbon building

Modern Niagara converted the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex into the first CaGBC Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certified arena.

January 27, 2021   By HPAC Magazine

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Modern Niagara, a national mechanical, electrical, building services and integrated building technology contractor, has converted the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex in Ottawa into the first Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certified arena. The project achieved its certification in December 2020 through the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Program.

“We believe that what we have accomplished at AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex represents a step in the right direction towards building a more sustainable future,” said Brad McAninch, CEO of Modern Niagara Group, in a company release. “While converting AMPED into the world’s first arena to achieve the Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard certification did not come without challenges, I see this achievement as a great opportunity for Canada’s infrastructure more generally.”

The work accomplished in the arena served to reduce overall energy consumption by optimizing facility operation through intelligent building automation, on-site renewable energy generation, and replacing all fossil fuel consuming equipment on-site, such as gas-fired rooftop units, hot water heaters, and the ice rink dehumidifier.

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