Kempsville Recreational Center
City of Virginia Beach, Virginia

PACE Collaborative provided the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering services for the replacement of the Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The center originally opened in 1977 as Virginia Beach’s first community recreation center. This new 87,116 square foot state-of-the-art facility, which was built in place of the original building, is now open to the public as of June 29, 2017.

The lighting design of this project was designed to highlight the Architectural elements by providing LED up-lighting, which not only accents the architecture, but also provides a comfortable lighting environment for the occupants. The design also took advantage of large windows and solar tube lighting included in the architectural design by providing daylight harvesting LED light fixtures where possible.

A new four-pipe mechanical system was provided throughout the entire renovation area including a geothermal heat recovery chiller and various energy saving features. This unique heat recovery chiller can produce both hot water and chilled water simultaneously for the entire building. The plumbing design services include a new plumbing system that includes energy saving features such as preheat of domestic hot water and heating of the pool water with the geothermal heat recovery chiller system. Fire suppression services include a new fire pump and a sprinkler system to ensure sufficient water pressure is available at the upper portion of the gym roof and natatorium.

The center achieved LEED Silver Certification.