Recreation Centers are one of the more complex building types Group14 works on given the moisture and air pressure issues, as well as the high energy and water intensities.
Group14’s knowledge of building systems– from materials to HVAC control sequences– complements the design and construction teams’ work to deliver high-performing rec center.
There has been a huge swing in the recreation industry towards making buildings more environmentally friendly. Increasingly, both colleges and communities are requiring LEED Silver or an equivalent certification for all new recreation centers.
Most recreation centers use a large amount of energy and water, and Group14 utilizes a variety of sustainable strategies to minimize resource use in these facilities. These strategies include incorporating green roofs, solar panels, geothermal-sourced HVAC systems, lighting and thermal controls, and low-flow shower heads and faucets.
Group14 is a leader in sustainable recreation facility design—having provided commissioning, energy modeling, and LEED certification for over 45 recreation centers around the country. Our team also helps clients pursue rebates from local utilities, including Xcel’s Energy Design Assistance program.