Stieglitz Snyder Architecture worked with B32 Engineers (formerly Stevens Engineers) and Buffalo Engineering, P.C. to replace an aging refrigerant systems that relied on R-22 at the North Buffalo Ice Rink. R-22 is an ozone depleting refrigerant. The new system utilizes ammonia and ethylene glycol to refrigerate and ethylene glycol as a waste heat recovery.
Construction occurred over the summer to minimize the disruption to hockey leagues. The scope of work included replacing the concrete slab refrigeration, ventilation, heating, dehumidification and leak detection system, as wells as partial roof replacement.