Southland Leisure Centre, constructed in 1983 hosts over 1.5 million visitors each year in this 227,000 square foot, large multi-purpose facility that includes a wave pool, twin arenas, gymnasium, racquet courts, climbing walls, gymnastics and fitness facilities all under one roof. Now, with the advent of greener technology, Southland Leisure Centre will use the heat of the sun as solar power to heat domestic and pool water, new energy efficient lighting technology has replaced the old to reduce operating expenses, impact on the environment, and showcase innovation for future building projects.
Southland’s green initiatives are improving cost efficiencies for facility sustainability, providing educational opportunities and allowing The City to innovate and gather new intelligence about the impact of green technologies on old multi-use facilities. The energy efficiencies, decreases in green house gas emissions, and reduced utility and maintenance costs, benefit all Calgarians. Initiatives like this play an important role in building strong communities and contribute to making Calgary a great place to live, work and play.
Southland Leisure Centre’s – Going Green initiatives are an example of Transforming Government as they demonstrate new approaches to building sustainable community places and spaces and offer innovative ways to reduce operating costs and environmental impact. These new approaches will facilitate enhanced recreational opportunities for Calgarians now and into the future.
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