This is a Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) project for the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority (LCCCA) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania. This facility, originally built in 1999, is a multi-story arena that is approximately 170,000 square feet and hosts a wide variety of sports and entertainment events.
This project will be completed in a phased approach, with construction occurring during the ice hockey off-season. As part of the partnership, CMTA completed an application for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, and LCCCA was awarded $2,000,000 to help fund this project.
LCCCA and CMTA developed the project scope based on the most immediate need. Due to the age of the building, much of the equipment has surpassed its expected useful life, and many of the water source heat pumps have failed. Project development and design were expedited to avoid cost and lead time escalation and to advance quickly toward construction implementation.
Phase 1 involves a water source heat pump (WSHP) renovation, replacing 73 existing WSHPs.
Phase 2 includes exterior lighting upgrades in the main parking lot of the arena, including new site lighting electrical feeds, as well as electrical feeds for future ticketing booths.
Phase 3 includes replacing the 23-year-old R22 refrigeration system for the ice floor with a new high-efficiency industrial grade refrigeration system.