Skate your way into energy savings!
We are offering training and resources for ice/curling rinks. Please join us by registering on our benchmarking training resources page to reserve your spot.
Ice/curling rinks operate for many hours a day, seven days a week, and can have a variety of different uses. Creating and maintaining high calibre ice/curling rink surfaces is particularly important for facility owners and managers, who are always looking for ways to reduce their utility costs. This is where benchmarking with the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool can help.
Benchmarking with Portfolio Manager can help you set priorities for your ice/curling rinks. By measuring how your facility compares with other similar facilities across Canada, you will be able to identify poorly performing facilities, spot opportunities and build a sound business case for targeted investments that will reduce energy costs.
Ice/curling rinks are eligible to obtain a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score . Any facility that has one or more ice rinks that is used for public, private, recreational, or professional skating, hockey, or other similar activities can obtain this powerful metric that will help energy managers to assess energy management goals over a period of time and optimize energy performance. Also, groups of ice rink facilities can be scored or individual ice rinks can be scored.
Collect the data you need to benchmark your ice/curling rink.
To be eligible for a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score, at least 75% of the facility must be classified as an ice/curling rink. In addition, you need the following:
- Spectator seating capacity cannot exceed 5,000.
- Ice/curling rinks must be open at least 5 months.
- There must be an ice rink in the facility. Buildings that are used exclusively for curling are not eligible to receive a score.
- The surface area of the ice rink must not exceed 90% of the total building area, and the building must have other non-ice surface areas.
- There must be at least one part time or full time worker.
- Specific energy billing information for each building for all purchased energy.
- You will need to begin with at least 12 consecutive months for each energy source and update regularly with monthly usage data.
Note that the above information is not required to start benchmarking. You can start using the tool to track your energy performance no matter how much data you have. However, in order to obtain the 1-100 score, you need the details above.
Learn more about benchmarking and energy efficiency for indoor ice rinks
- Technical Reference Guide for Ice/Curling Rinks [PDF – 778 KB] (NEW)
- Energy consumption in Canadian arenas
- Technical reference documents to support benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
- Benchmarking technical resources
- What is building energy benchmarking?
If you are new to the concept of energy benchmarking, visit the following links to learn more about the benefits of benchmarking and energy management best practices and find out how you can manage your facility’s energy consumption even more effectively.
- Energy efficiency upgrades to commemorate Canada’s 10th (HUBEE: Volume 4, Issue 6)
- Replacing old compressors brings new life to Tweed Arena (HUBEE: Volume 4, Issue 8)
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