The Edmonton Garrison military facilities include:
The Twin Rinks Arena features an NHL standard rink and an outdoor community rink. The indoor rinks are open year-round for rentals, community skating, and military activities.
A Hobby Shop includes a woodshop and a fully functional Auto Shop with a wash bay, paint booth, and hoists.
A Community Centre that offers several facilities including the Military Family Resource Centre, a licensed Day Care, Playschool, Library, Youth Centre, and several multi-purpose rooms used for community functions and events.
A community garden is divided into small plots for individual horticultural efforts where you can grow a wide variety of plants and flowers that are suited to the local climate used by the Edmonton Garrison Horticulture Club.
The Garrison Memorial Equestrian Centre is home to the Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop. CFB Garrison Equestrian Centre includes a large indoor riding arena, several outdoor riding arenas, and a 42 stall barn. Boarding is available for reasonable prices.
Memorial Golf & Curling Club for a great golf experience that prides itself on course conditions, quality of service, and products. Although it is catered to the military, it is also open to the public. The golf course has now been stretched with championship tees totaling near 7000 yards along with an enjoyable 5100 from our forward tees.
The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), established in 1989 is committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education, and support. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of military spouses, CF members, and ex-officio members.
The Garrison Officers' Mess hosts a wide variety of functions for military members throughout the year. The Mess has a very relaxing lounge that can accommodate up to 200+ persons. There are two conference rooms that can hold up to 40 people. The formal dining room can seat 200 people for your dining pleasure.
The Garrison warrant officer's & sergeant officer's Mess hold various functions for its Members throughout the year. The Mess has two rooms on the upper level that are available for private and unit functions and can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 300 guests.
The Edmonton Garrison Jr Ranks Mess has 2 rooms on the upper level that are available for private and unit functions and can accommodate up to 200+ persons, as well as a Sports Bar on the lower level for Members. The Jr Ranks Mess also has a comfortably furnished patio area that features patio heaters and two BBQs for use.
Edmonton Garrison Fitness Centre is a full-service recreation center with a wide range of facilities and services that are also open to the general public. CFB Garrison Fitness Centre includes an aquatic facility with a 25-yard main pool basin, a temperate leisure pool basin, and a whirlpool. There is a climbing wall of concrete construction with 12 lanes of top-rope climbing, ample bouldering space, and a limited number of lanes for leading climbing. Its unusual concrete construction comes with purpose-made cracks for jamming and the use of assists.
The Tactical Athlete Room includes a brand new training room with a large rig and an extensive selection of equipment to meet the needs of any functional fitness enthusiast. The Unarmed Combat Room and martial arts facilities include an unarmed combat room that features padded floors suitable for wresting or grapple forms of martial arts, gymnastics and yoga programs.
The Fieldhouse is a multi-functional facility that includes 3 regulation size basketball courts, a 200m indoor running track, a regulation size soccer pitch, and all the basketball courts can be converted to suit a variety of other sports including tennis, floor hockey, and badminton. The upper gym is a standard hardwood floor gymnasium suitable for a variety of sports including volleyball, badminton, and basketball. Squash Courts are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The large Weights & Cardio Room is continuously updated according to modern trends and the demands of our users. The weights & cardio room is equipped with every piece of equipment to satisfy the needs of the most discerning fitness enthusiast.
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Living in an Edmonton Energy Efficient Homes
What is a Net Zero Home
Net Zero Homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy-efficient than typical homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. Every part of the house works together to provide consistent temperatures throughout, prevent drafts, and filter indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. The result: exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort – a home at the forefront of sustainability. It all adds up to a better living experience.
Why choose a Net Zero Home?
With a Net Zero Home, your utility bills will fall to an all-time low and stay low all year round, protects you from future increases in energy prices, and over time, that could be a very big deal. Net Zero Homes are built to higher standards than conventional new homes with high performance, warm windows, and better-insulated walls and roofs. Net Zero Home produces as much energy as it consumes and is up to 80% more energy-efficient than a home built to conventional standards with a built-in filtered fresh air system that reduces allergens and asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen, and outdoor air pollution.
Parts of a Net Zero Home
- If you improve your home’s overall lighting by installing larger windows and skylights, getting rid of the heavy drapes or curtains altogether, and painting the interior with brighter colors, it will make your home brighter and reduce the need of using electrical bulbs.
Types of Windows
- Most of the heat loss in a building escapes through the windows. With this in mind, good windows are critical in a Net Zero Energy home. Triple pane windows with a Low-E film, Argon insulating gas, and insulating spacers between panes are a good choice. In a northern climate, the glazing should be optimized to encourage solar energy to flow into the home while insulating to reduce heat loss to the outdoors. High-quality frames with certified sealing systems are recommended.
- Solar-electric systems use photovoltaic modules to generate electricity. The arrays can be grid-tied, meaning that the home will provide energy to the electrical grid during the day, while drawing from the electrical grid during the evenings or when the home needs more energy than can be generated. These Solar photovoltaic systems can also be connected to batteries to store excess energy. This opens up the opportunity to disconnect from the electric grid and eliminates the costs of line service charges from utility companies.
- South-facing windows allow more energy from the sun to be absorbed by the thermal mass of the concrete floor. This thermal mass gathers the heat energy in the daytime, releasing it in the nighttime hours. South-facing backyards in Edmonton have always been a hot item, now they are in more of a demand with Net Zero Energy homes.
- There are several insulation products used to insulate the Net Zero Energy homes. A few of them are the expanded polystyrene which is often used under the concrete floor in the basement. A combination of insulation materials contributes to a well-insulated Net Zero Energy home. Some of these materials are wall-time spray foam, compressed cellulose which is made predominantly from post-consumer recycled paper, and glass fiber batt insulation.
- Geothermal heating is a Ground Source Heat Pump or a GSHP and requires a higher initial investment, but with proper engineering and the right soil conditions, it can run at approximately 250% efficiency leading to long-term energy savings.
Air Source Heat Pump
- An air-source heat pump is a heating option used in Net Zero Energy homes which are designed for cold weather climates like here in Edmonton Alberta. Efficiencies range from 100%-400% depending on the outdoor temperature. The Belgravia Green home in Edmonton is an example of a Net Zero Energy home heated by an air source heat pump.
- High efficient heat recovery ventilators or HRV are also very important in a Net Zero Energy home that uses low electricity due to its commutated motors. These units provide fresh air by exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. This allows the home to be both extremely energy efficient and a healthy environment.
- Replace household appliances that can drain a lot of power by choosing energy-star-rated ones, replace water wasters with low flush toilets and low flow showerheads & faucets and replace bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.
Where to find an energy-efficient home in Edmonton
Most new builds in Edmonton are now energy-efficient homes which have arose from high demand in our city. The Blatchford community is an up-and-coming community near the downtown core that focuses on the environment and saving our natural resources. There are also several homes in both the University and Bonnie Doon areas where special attention has been given to mature houses making these homes net zero properties.
If you own a net-zero or energy-efficient home in Edmonton and would like to sell, please contact us. We have buyers waiting for houses like yours.