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ENERGY CHAMPION

TIME TO PLAN
By Ian Storey, P. Eng., President, I.B. Storey Inc.

In our last Energy Champion article, we
recapped the Global Adjustment charge
and the relative optics that make it seem
like energy management and conservation are a lost cause. This is clearly a
misrepresentation of the Global Adjust
charge and, in fact, it's also clear that
the need for energy conservation and
energy management has never been
greater in Ontario. However, it's not just
in Ontario. Recreation facilities are under
ever-increasing pressures of operating
costs of which utilities are often only second to labour. In some cases utilities are
the single largest expense. Across North
America the issue of operating cost and
energy conservation is more prevalent
than ever before. And it's not just operating costs associated with energy, there
is growing social expectations regarding
corporate responsibility from a carbonfootprint and environmentally friendly
standpoint. It is difficult for our recreation facilities to be "environmentally
friendly" when you review the energy use
needed to operate these buildings. When

energy has to be purchased to operate
the building (keeping our aquatics facilities controlled for comfort, humidity
and filtration meeting code or keeping
our ice frozen), the utility generates the
energy needed from a variety of sources.
Some of those have no environmental
impact; some of them do have an equivalent CO2 emission. And it is at this point
that the agenda of the energy manager
and the environmental steward align.
Saving energy reduces environmental
emissions. So thinking about how much
energy our recreation facilities require,
even a well-performing facility has "an
impact". Thus it is increasingly difficult to
make statements about environmentally
friendly facilities. What is really intended
is "less impact than older facilities."
Influenced by the increased need
for environmentally friendly ice rink
operations, the National Hockey League
launched NHL Green. NHL Green recently
launched the NHL Greener Rinks website
(with information and expertise of its
friends including ORFA and I.B. Storey).

(www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greenerrinks) The NHL Greener Rinks Initiative's
mission is to track and improve the environmental impact of the greater hockey
community. The website is filled with
information intended to stimulate efficiency improvements (both energy and
environmental).
My friend and colleague Mike Richter
states, "We need to make our arenas as
efficient as the athletes that use them.
Today, implementing environmentally
sound practise and technologies does
not require sacrifice. Just like the game
of hockey, it's all about performance." I
mention our friendship as I can attest
that Mike's belief system and approach
in business matters embeds that ideology. His business pursuits following his
career between the pipes for the Rangers
follow that ideology without compromise.
So how about your facility? Is your
facility as efficient as the athletes that
use it? Does your facility perform? This
time of year, much of the recreation
facility improvement work is already
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Summer 2017

Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
Water Use in Turfgrasses
Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
Effective Human Resources Management
Energy Champion – Time to Plan
Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover1
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover2
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 3
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 4
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 5
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 6
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 7
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 10
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 11
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 12
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Water Use in Turfgrasses
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 14
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 15
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 17
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 18
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 20
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 21
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Effective Human Resources Management
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 23
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 24
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Energy Champion – Time to Plan
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 26
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 27
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 28
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 30
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 31
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 34
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 35
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 39
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 40
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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