Skating Information & Resources
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Important Issues Confronting
the Ice Rink Industry
There are various concerns about the air quality in sports and recreational facilities. The following articles relate specifically to ice skating rinks; however, concerns about chorine is just as important for managers of swimming pools. Other facilities may experience exposure to molds because of high humidity and leaching of chemicals from insulating materials.
The increasing cost of energy has led to buildings being built tighter to reduce air and heat exchange, especially in very cold and very hot climates. While the engineering changes reduced the load on air conditioning and heating, it also allowed harmful chemicals to accumulate inside the structure.
Going "Green" require architects and engineers to examine the long term effects on the building' s air quality on its occupants and not just the short term energy costs.
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