The Facility & Affordability

THE FACILITY

“ Public institutions continue to equate physical activity and sport as the domain of children, teens, and professional athletes.”

(Active for Life / Durable by Design 2016)

FACILITY DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING

OUTDATED PARADIGM

Training and performance metrics, numbers of participants showing up for a program.

NEW PARADIGM

Experiential aspects related to inclusion and community building such as belonging, engagement, meaning, mastery and challenge.

Is the pool being designed using the old paradigm or the new?

Do we understand the needs of the underserved populations in our city?

And can this facility bridge the gap in services to those citizens?

OPERATIONAL COSTS – Analysis and transparency related to the lifetime operating and maintenance costs associated with the facility design.

For example:

  1. Do we know the cost implications of a 50% increase in water volume (i.e. 50m pool vs 25m pool) to the facility’s four largest costs:
    • Energy: heating and ventilation
    • Water
    • Pool filtration
    • Staffing costs (# of employees)
  2. Have we prepared a Triple Bottom Line cost benefit analysis or life cycle costing analysis over the life of the asset to measure the impact of different options related to siting, amenity selection, service delivery/partnership models, etc.?