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Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement

Revitalization under the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model extends building life, increases energy efficiency, and reduces emissions

  • 9.1K

    Square Metres

  • 36%

    GHG Reduction

  • 21%

    Energy Reduction

  • Kamloops, British Columbia

    Kamloops, British Columbia

Extending building life and improving the centre’s social circumstances while increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions

Since it first opened in 1993, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC) has served over 800,000 recreational and competitive users annually. Due to its age and active use, the building envelope required repairs and many of the mechanical and electrical components required replacement. The City of Kamloops also saw this as an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase energy efficiency. Setting out to tackle this project under the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model, the City engaged our help as the mechanical partner on the IPD team.

Under this model, our team used Target Value Design to validate the scope of this renovation project and help meet the City’s available budget and sustainability targets while reducing the facility’s shutdown times during the work. Replacing the façade and roof reduces air leakage—and introducing custom air handling units and water-cooled dedicated heat recovery chillers reduces heating energy consumption. Additionally, universal individual change rooms promote inclusive access to wellness facilities.

This revitalization project is one of the first completed IPD projects in British Columbia, and the first completed IPD renovation in Western Canada. It will help the CGAC reduce GHG emissions, increase energy efficiency, and remain at the heart of inclusive recreation, health, and wellness for Kamloops and its surrounding communities for years to come.

At a Glance

  • City of Kamloops
  • Chandos Construction
Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
Meet Our Team

Douglas Bryan, Senior Principal

As an entrepreneur, I’m a strong believer in integrated design and the growth of our global presence.

Ian Chan, Principal

The foundations of a well-functioning building stem from the collaborative and holistic attitudes of the people who build it.

Benjamin Ellah, Senior Mechanical Technologist

The future of mechanical technology? Sustainable design that focuses on environment and culture to leave the earth better than we found it.
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Douglas  Bryan

Senior Principal

Ian Chan


Benjamin Ellah

Senior Mechanical Technologist

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