Improving efficiency in ice hockey arenas

Publisher/Sponsor: 

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Author/Presenter: 
Laurier Nichols

This article, from the ASHRAE Journal, describes energy efficiency for arenas in Quebec. The analysis of energy efficiency for arenas should consider the building as a whole with all its mechanical systems and architectural systems. Because a refrigeration load exists for the ice rink along with other needs for heating, the refrigeration system should act as a heat pump to supplement the heating requirements. For many arenas, proper heat recovery could lead to a 50% annual energy savings.

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