Low carbon feasibility graphic of Kelowna Community Campus.

Kelowna Community Campus Low Carbon Feasibility Study


Kelowna, BC

Together with Archineers, hcma assessed the climate-responsive design opportunities for the proposed redevelopment of the Kelowna Community Campus (Parkinson Recreation Centre). The goal was to identify and recommend strategies to maximize benefits for the City of Kelowna, in alignment with regional district, provincial and national climate commitments.

The work included a passive environmental site analysis, consideration of building envelope, energy and engineering opportunities, carbon emissions mitigation, and opportunities for innovation, informed by the current and expected future policy context.

Recommendations were informed by discussions with key project stakeholders and included high-level, comparative considerations of carbon emissions, capital and operational costs, and program use scenarios. As part of the deliverable, we evaluated adjacent sites as energy sources and sinks to establish the basis for a low carbon heating network, which would reduce emissions for the whole community of Kelowna, making the redevelopment of the recreation campus climate positive.


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