The recreation centre, situated in Red Deer, AB, is a 250,000 ft2
leisure and wellness centre that has been in operation since 2001.
Due to high utility costs and a desire to lower the building’s carbon
footprint, an investigation into Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
applicability was initiated in 2013.
Building Type Recreational Facility
Location Red Deer, Alberta
Power System Installed 260 kWe CHP system
Based off the results of the energy audit conducted, it was determined that a CHP system would significantly reduce the building’s utility costs and the overall carbon footprint of the building.
Collicutt Energy Services was hired to design and build the 260kWe CHP system that was then installed on the north side of
the building in late 2014.
The system size was determined based on the baseline electrical and thermal load. This ensured that all of the electricity and as much of the heat produced would be effectively utilized by the building.
Once Collicutt Energy completed the engineering and design, the CHP system was manufactured at Collicutt Energy’s 80,000 ft2 facility in Red Deer. A walk-in style enclosure was selected allowing routine maintenance and inspections to be conducted comfortably even in outside conditions as low as -40°C.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of power and heat from a single fuel source, allowing system efficiencies of up to 93%.