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The new Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, located on the St. George Campus, is the newest addition to the University's athletic facilities. It brings together top researchers, graduate students, sport scientists, athletic therapists, coaches, and athletes to create a new high performance sport institute. Program areas include research and teaching labs, strength and conditioning centres, a sport medicine clinic and a 2000-seat basketball and volleyball gymnasium. The building is currently planned to host futsal and other court-related sports as part of the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games.
The project incorporates many energy efficient mechanical systems including energy recovery wheels on air handling units, variable air volume systems, a displacement ventilation scheme for the gymnasium,a rainwater reclaim system to feed plumbing fixtures and a connection to the University's central steam plant. The chilled water plant located in the basement serves not only this building but acts as a central plant for the existing buildings adjacent to the site.
Electrical systems feature high efficiency luminaires with low mercury fluorescent lamps throughout to minimize lighting power density. Motion sensors, daylight sensors and low voltage controls will also serve to optimize lighting performance.
2015 Ontario Associate of Architects - Design Excellence Award
2015 Toronto Urban Design Award - Award of Excellence, Public Building in Context