Berthoud Recreation Center

The Town of Berthoud opened its new Waggener Farm Park recreation center and indoor aquatics facility in November 2021. The recreation center includes a gymnasium, cardio and weight training area, group fitness room, child-watch area, party room, administrative space, climbing wall, locker room, family changing space, and mechanical and storage areas. 360 Engineering provided mechanical and plumbing engineering design services for the new ground-up 34,275 square foot facility.

Given the diversity of uses throughout the building, the mechanical system is equally diverse. Single-zone VAV rooftop units serve the large gym and fitness areas. A specialized pool unit serves the natatorium with energy recovery and dehumidification. Also associated with the pool is chemical storage, which has corrosion-resistant fans. An energy recovery unit serves the locker room area with high air changes. Fan-powered and shut-off VAV boxes fed by rooftop units serve the other spaces. With the variety of uses and ceiling finishes comes various ductwork, from aluminum in the pool areas to handle high humidity to PVC for corrosive fumes, lined ductwork for acoustics, and exposed spiral for aesthetics.

360 Engineering coordinated closely with the pool designer to incorporate a new deck-level exhaust system technology to capture evaporating chemicals on the pool surface before they can mix in the air, improving natatorium air quality. There are also high-volume, low-speed fans in the large open areas for destratification, including the pool, to reduce energy use and increase comfort.



Berthoud, Colorado


Town of Berthoud


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