The City reports drilling of geothermal wells is set to begin today for the Kingston East Community Centre’s heating and cooling system.
The wells are an important factor in the recreation and leisure facility’s aim to have a near net-zero carbon footprint, with greenhouse gas emissions planned to be lowered from 73 tonnes to 10 tonnes per year – an 86 per cent reduction in comparison to constructing the facility to meet the Ontario Building Code.
There is no anticipated disruptions to vehicles or pedestrians during this work and noise is expected to be minimal with mitigating measures already in place at the construction site.
The $13.5 million, 22,000 sq. ft. community centre is expected to be complete by the end of 2021 and will feature LED lighting, rooftop solar photovoltaic technology, full-sized gymnasium, fitness centre, community kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, meeting rooms, splash pad, outdoor rink and act as an emergency reception centre.
Updates and additional information can be found on the Kingston East Community Centre project page.