Athletic Facilities

Regional Pool Facility
San Fernando, CA


Making a Splash with Cogen Technology

Gausman & Moore designs immersed the San Fernando Regional Pool Facility in cogeneration technology, efficiently producing heat and electricity from a single fuel source to supply the diverse needs of this complex facility.

The Regional Pool Facility is a watersports mecca for area families. The three-acre park includes competition-level Olympic-size swimming and diving pools; a 4,000 square-foot recreational zero-depth entry pool with waterslides; and a 1,000 square-foot splash zone with sprayers, bubblers, and waterfalls.

The accompanying two-story building includes administrative offices, locker rooms, multi-purpose rooms, concessions, maintenance operations, and equipment storage.

The San Fernando Regional Pool Facility sought a model for the community, both as a recreational resource and as a conscientious consumer of energy. G&M responded with a combined heat and power (CHP) system that can supply the entire facility, and can even return excess power to the local grid.

Natural gas fired micro-turbines provide both electrical power for the facility and heat for pool water. This innovative, high-efficiency system supplies the entire operation, from outdoor lighting for swim competitions, to voice, data and security systems for the offices.

G&M teamed with Regional Pool authorities and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to ensure proper metering, and to facilitate the ability to return excess electricity to the local grid. The efficient CHP system results in lower operating costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and increased power quality and reliability.

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