Dennis Fairall FieldhouseUpgrades to ventilation, lighting, and insulation will restrict access to the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse starting Monday.

Retrofit work to take fieldhouse out of play

The start of work on the St. Denis Centre for the Greenhouse Gas Campus Retrofits Program on Monday, October 1, will mean extended blackout periods during which the fieldhouse will be closed.

Staff expect that programming and open gym time will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a daily basis for the foreseeable future.

The renovations will provide an improved student experience, decreased maintenance issues, and a more sustainable campus through the reduction of energy and greenhouse gas emissions: upgrades to air handling units and control systems, as well as new LED lighting with controls and added roof insulation.

In addition, access to the fieldhouse will be adjusted in the coming weeks due to the relocation of the main sewer drain running through campus.

The Greenhouse Gas Campus Retrofits Program was launched by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to assist postsecondary institutions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improve the energy efficiency of their campuses.