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Regina’s New Aquatics Centre to use Geothermal Energy

May 29, 2024

The City of Regina has begun the planning and design phases for its new $189 million aquatics facility, which will replace the aging Lawson Aquatic Centre. With goals of becoming net-zero by 2050, the city plans to use a geothermal energy system – the first of its kind in the province – to heat the facility. 

The new aquatics centre will offer a leisure pool, bookable community spaces, a spray pad and an outdoor playground. In addition, the multipurpose space will include two 50-metre tanks for competitive swimmers and other amenities needed to host national aquatic sport competitions, including water polo and speed swimming.

The city set the goal to be net-zero by 2050, creating an energy and sustainability framework which prompted clean energy source considerations. The aquatic centre will use a deep geothermal heating system, which will pump hot brine water from a source over two kilometres below the surface. The hot brine water will be used to heat the pools and the ventilation system before flowing back into an underground well to be reheated. This green energy system will enable the city to save costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in long-term sustainability for the entire community.

Our team is working with the City of Regina to provide comprehensive project management services for the new aquatics centre. We are proud to support the city and look forward to seeing the project reach its next milestone. 

Read the article in the Journal of Commerce to learn more