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Project 
Details

Design Focused Charge

  • Renovate and Expand Skating Rink

  • Remove White Field House

  • Make new rink as sustainable as possible

  • Fields remain functional after building is complete

  • Consider Implication of Fields - Conceptual Design

  • Consider Implication of Parking - Conceptual Design

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   Skip Viglirolo Skating Rink
 

  • Built in 1969

  • Completed in 1971

  • Thousands of young people participate in Youth Hockey programs

  • High School Varsity and JV Hockey programs Middlesex League titles

  • Appearances at MIAA Division I state tournaments

  • Champions 2020

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Concept &
Overview

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       Energy Reducing Features 
 

  • Schematic Design: The Green Engineer

  • Renovate / re-use / recycle

  • Use of modular cubes to make ice

  • Use waste heat to prevent ground from freezing

  • Thermally super-insulated building envelope: floor, walls, and roof

  • Natural daylight being brought into rink for lighting and views

  • Capturing embodied energy of existing building components

  • Fossil fuel free building and systems

  • All electric building and site

  • Photovoltaic panels on roof

  • Closed loop geothermal wells for heating and cooling

  • Demand control ventilation via CO2 monitoring

  • Use of heat pumps even without geothermal

  • Desiccant based dehumidifiers

  • Minimize impact on green space development

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