Olympic Park

Olympic Park

Montreal’s Olympic Park has three million visitors every year. Much of the equipment at this flagship site was reaching the end of its useful service life. This provided an opportunity to go further and perform major upgrades to the Olympic Park’s district energy network and extensive electromechanical systems, using an integrated delivery approach.

In one of the largest performance contracting projects implemented by Ecosystem, the Olympic Park’s heating system was converted from steam to hot water, and the chilled water system was upgraded for more efficient cooling. Other measures included heat recovery, ventilation optimization, and installation of LED lighting.

For the Olympic Park, continuing to hold major events remained a top priority. Ecosystem’s ability to carry out the project while adhering to tight timelines and planning the work based on occupancy was an important factor when selecting Ecosystem as a project partner.

“What we’re able to achieve in 33 months with Ecosystem would have taken us 8 to 10 years using a traditional model and the savings would have likely fallen short.”

Maurice Landry, Vice President – Construction and Maintenance

  • 26%

    Energy Bill Reduction

  • 2015-2018

    Project Period

  • $22.7M


  • $1.3M

    Guaranteed Annual Savings

  • $8.8M

    Guaranteed Incentives and Asset Renewal Budget


2019 ASHRAE Technology Award, Public Assembly - Existing Building

Association of Energy Engineers' (AEE) 2018 Award - Canada Region Energy Project of the Year

Customized Performance Measures

Steam to hot water conversion

Heat recovery

Control of peak electric demand

Cooling system upgrade

Controls upgrade

Lighting conversion


Chiller replacement

Ventilation system optimization

Increased airtightness of envelope