The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is the largest community centre in southern Nova Scotia, featuring an aquatics centre, the south shore’s main library, community spaces, dance studios, yoga studios and a NHL sized rink, concert and tradeshow venue. The project enhances the community’s health and wellness by creating a social heartland designed to LEED® Gold standards.
The LEED Gold designed Lifestyle Centre minimizes its ecological footprint and provides the healthiest indoor environment possible with renewable energy, fresh air ventilation, non-toxic materials, sustainably harvesting wood and regionally produced, recycled materials. On site renewable technologies such as solar hot water and geothermal energy combine with high efficiency envelops, waste heat recovery systems and naturally day lit program spaces to reduce loads and operating costs. Energy efficient mechanical systems, high efficiency lighting and passive ventilation strategies further contribute to reduce CO2 emissions and operating costs by 60%.