YMCA / George Brown College
The YMCA and the George Brown Student Housing (GBSH) are at the northeast corner of Cherry Street and Front Street in downtown Toronto. The facility was utilized for the 2015 Pan Am Games and after the Pan Am Games, the dorms were converted to fully furnished, comfortable, affordable, safe and secure housing facilities for 500 students. It is also designed to be used as a hotel and conference center in the summer. The student residences utilize 4 pipe fan coil units. The fan coils are connected to a central chiller plant and a highly efficient hot water heating plant. The 225,000 square foot GBSH facility consists of two nine level towers; the top seven residential floors are above a two-storey podium. The 80,000 square foot YMCA portion of the Pan Am Athletes Village incorporates energy efficient HVAC systems to meet LEED Silver standards. The waste heat from the dehumidification units is utilized to preheat the pool water saving substantial energy versus traditional designs. The Insight Team was responsible for the pursuit, design and initial construction oversight.
Student Residences utilize 4 pipe fan coil units connected to a central water cooled chiller plant
High-efficiency hot water heating plant
YMCA incorporates energy efficient HVAC system designed to meet LEED Silver Standards
Waste Heat from dehumidification units was utilized to preheat pool water