TELUS Science Center Case Study
TELUS Spark is Canada’s newest science center that offers a place for people of all ages and abilities to let go and embrace the desire to explore and discover science, technology and art in a way that their normal day-to-day life doesn’t allow for. It’s a place to experiment and to play, with freedom and without consequence.
The irrigation system is supplied from a 2-acre onsite stormwater management pond. The high-efficiency irrigation system consists primarily of subsurface dripline.
Ion Irrigation Management calculated the irrigation demand for the new TELUS World of Science and worked with the landscape architects (O2 Planning & Design) and stormwater engineers (Westhoff Engineering Resources) to balance the site water model. The irrigation system was installed by Rainmaker Landscaping & Irrigation of Calgary. The irrigation system is supplied from a 2-acre onsite stormwater management pond. The high-efficiency irrigation system consists primarily of subsurface dripline. A BaseStation 3200 Irrigation controller manages the 3” BHM hydrometer on the discharge main of a 75 USgpm @ 80psi VFD vertical-turbine pump feeding the 24 zone valves system of seven hydrozones equipped with 7 soil-moisture biSensors.
Soil Moisture Sensors
3” BHM Series Hydrometer & Master Valve
TELUS Spark is a LEED Gold Certified Project
O2 Planning & Design
Amin Samra, ION Irrigation
Rainmaker Landscaping & Irrigation
October 29, 2011