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Designed by Architecture49 Inc.
The MLSE Launchpad is a youth focused sporting facility. The facility includes 3 sports courts for basketball and hockey which can be converted to 1 larger court, classrooms, a teaching kitchen, and a climbing wall.
The electrical lighting system has been designed with a number of features in mind to promote energy savings. Occupancy sensors are installed throughout the facility to detect when occupants have entered a space and several luminaires are programmed to shut off after hours by the lighting control system. Furthermore, energy-efficient LED luminaires have been installed to illuminate the gymnasium area in order to minimize energy consumption. In addition to these features, the lighting system in the gymnasium has been designed with sports use in mind. The luminaires in this area have been positioned to reduce glare for players on the court as well as spectators in the viewing areas. Finally, the lighting in the gymnasium area is dimmable, to provide multiple lighting settings for various functions.
The security system is comprised of a smart card access control system, an IP-based (Internet Protocol-based) video surveillance system, and an intercom system. The smart card access control system enables regulated access to secured rooms within the facility using contactless card readers and electrified locks. The IP-based video surveillance system uses high definition CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras to monitor activity throughout the interior and exterior of the facility. A network video recorder stores video streams from all CCTV cameras, retaining recordings for a period of 31 days.