Venues and Arenas

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EOS has demonstrated energy savings as high as 20% in multi-purpose event venues both in Canada and southern USA.

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Event venues are home to professional sports teams and host to a variety of events such as concerts, tournaments, trade shows and community events. The building’s conditions have to be perfect for each event to ensure success and an excellent visitor experience. Venues and arenas are sophisticated buildings with complex schedules and changing demands. There is little time to ensure the systems are operating as energy efficiently as possible. At the same time, there are budgetary challenges and pressure from the public to see action on sustainability.

EOS reads the environmental conditions from all areas in a building – event space (including the rink and seating areas), locker rooms, restaurants, shops and meeting rooms – and takes into account the requirements of the event schedule. It also reads set points from the equipment that consumes the most energy, such as:

  • Ventilation
  • Zone air and temperature control
  • Cooling – on-site chiller plant or supplied district chilled water
  • Heating – onsite heating or supplied district steam
  • Lighting
  • Ice rink cooling – on-site chiller plant

EOS analyses this data to determine what set-point changes to the equipment would result in the optimal conditions at minimum energy consumption. EOS also looks ahead and determines the most energy efficient way to change the building from one condition (hockey game) to another (concert). Then, as often as every five minutes, EOS makes changes to set points in the BAS to ensure all occupants are comfortable at minimum energy cost.

EOS eliminates the repetitive tasks of scheduling pieces of equipment to suit upcoming events. EOS can do the scheduling using a map of the equipment in each space. EOS can be integrated with the venue’s scheduling system or staff can uses EOS’s calendar interface. The scheduling ensures spaces are conditioned ahead of time and in an efficient manner.

SHIFT Energy’s team deploys EOS in a systematic manner with direct involvement from venue facility operations staff. We work together as one project team. Knowing the energy cost and carbon footprint improvement of the EOS system is crucial. Our team of Professional Engineers (P.Eng), Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP) use measurement and verification tools and procedures from IPMVP – the international standard for measurement and verification. This keeps you informed about the greenhouse gases avoided and money saved.