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Enersolv Scores Rugby Canada Training Centre (Langford, BC)

Rugby founder William Webb Ellis is remembered for breaking the rules. When he picked up the ball and ran with it during a football match, Rugby was born. Enersolv Design and Build Ltd. is continuing this tradition of new approaches by implementing an innovative Design – Build solution that will score points for energy efficiency at the Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre.

The two-storey 19,000 square foot national training centre houses a 7,000 square foot gym, dressing/recovery rooms, catering area, office space, residential units, a therapy clinic and the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame. It is all supported by a high-performance Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system designed and constructed by Enersolv’s building services engineering team.

The air source heat recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solution consists of packaged roof top air handling units to serve the large gym; heat recovery ventilation; a dedicated dehumidification system in the spa; and a plunge pool cooling system.  As well as providing distributed, temperature-controlled room units, by applying reversible heat pump technology VRF can simultaneously shift heating and cooling around the building, so reducing overall energy use.

Developing an energy efficient system and staying within budget is almost like breaking the rules!” commented Steve Grindle, General Manager, Enersolv. “Often, we encounter the misperception that increased energy efficiency means increased costs. We repeatedly prove that the right design, the right system and the right team can deliver solutions on-time and on-budget while also generating returns from an economical and environmental perspective.

The Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre is scheduled for completion in late 2017.