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Green Building Features: South Campus Athletic Facility

A May 2009 rendering of the project.

The new South Campus Athletic Facility includes a lacrosse-size athletic field atop two levels of parking, to provide over 600 parking spaces and allowing the removal of various surface parking throughout campus. Along with making the campus more pedestrian-friendly, the structure includes a variety of green building features.

Project Features

Energy

  • Ultra-efficient lighting fixtures
  • A high-density wireless network with occupancy sensors and scheduling to control garage lighting, ensuring that lights are on only when needed and increasing garage safety (the first ever application of such technology on the West Coast!)
  • Solar PV arrays above the field to power the structure and provide shade for athletic spectators

Water

  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures
  • Drought-resistant, native landscaping throughout the grounds
  • Use of bioswales to naturally treat stormwater and other site water and return it to the natural aquifer
  • High-efficiency irrigation equipment

Waste

  • High diversion rate for construction waste

Materials

  • Recycled and/or local construction materials

Transportation

  • Plenty of bike storage
  • Priority parking for carpools
  • Six charging stations for electric vehicles