As the largest consumer of purchased energy in Maple Ridge, highest emitter of greenhouse gases and most popular public building, the Leisure Centre provided a logical choice for a high-profile energy efficiency project. The Leisure Centre is an 80,000-square-foot facility that serves many recreation needs in the community. The facility includes an aquatics centre with wading, lap, leisure and teach pools, hot tub, gymnasium, fitness areas and the Greg Moore Youth Centre.
This high-use facility serves two communities and has over 360,000 visits per year from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents. A combination of non-functioning and "end of useful life" mechanical equipment at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre presented an opportunity to minimize the facility's operational costs, but also to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.