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					     APPLYING GREEN to
CAMPUS RECREATION PROGRAMS,
    SERVICES & FACILITIES
            Glenn Hanley
   Director of Campus Recreation,
        Texas State University
    Greg Houston, AIA, LEED AP
         Principal Architect,
     Marmon Mok Architecture
Presentation Description
• Green recreation centers can be
  transformative projects by exposing students,
  staff, donors, and faculty to environmentally
  sensitive practices and eco-appropriate
  building materials and systems
• Learn the benefits a sustainable recreation
  center offers beyond building performance
Learning Objectives
• Understand the basics of implementing green
  principles
• Identify the benefits to your department by
  operating in a sustainable manner
• Find resources for operating sustainably
Definitions
• Going Green
• Sustainability
• LEED Certification
What is green building?
The concept of sustainability is applied to the
design, construction, & operation of buildings
 • Site issues
 • Water conservation
 • Energy use & air quality
 • How we use materials & resources
 • The health and comfort of building occupants
What does sustainability mean?

 "Sustainable development meets the needs of the
 present generation without compromising the
 needs of future generations."

                          UN World Commission on
               Environment and Development, 1987
What does sustainability mean?

  "Then I say the earth belongs to each…[yet] no
  generation can contract debts greater than may
  be paid during the course of its own existence."
                           Thomas Jefferson, 1789
What does sustainability mean?
  • Living within your means
  • Living well (environmental quality)
  • Being responsible (to future generations)
  • Cleaning up after yourself
  • Planning ahead
  • Save for the future (non-renewable resources)
  • Don’t get in debt (environmental damage)
  • Don’t be wasteful

  … do things in a way that can be sustained indefinitely
LEED Green Building Rating System
   MEASUREMENT TOOLS AROUND THE WORLD
Cost of Going Green
 •   Is it more expensive to build green?
 •   A definitive yes and no
 •   Factors in Costs
 •   Total Project Cost Impacts
Cost Impact to a Project

  • Development Costs
  • Construction Costs
  • Operational Costs
Affect the Greatest Impact
•   More “bang for the buck” – cost + benefits
•   Planning
•   Programming
•   Design
•   Construction
•   Commissioning
•   Operations
Operation & Maintenance of Green
    Static Systems vs. Dynamic Systems
    Static Systems
    • Structure, Roofs, Walls, Floors
    Dynamic Systems
    •   Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning
    •   Pool Equipment – Pumps, Heating & Cooling
    •   Energy Monitoring & Controls
    •   Water Use Controls
    •   Alternative Energy Systems – Solar, Wind
What is the performance compared to
    conventional construction?
      Longevity
         • Envelope
         • Equipment
         • Systems
      Efficiency
         • Energy
         • Water
      User Comfort
Why does it
make sense…
      even in tough
   economic times?
•   Cost neutral materials & systems
•   Our demand drives the industry
•   Institutional buildings have long lives
•   Life cycle costs vs. first costs
•   Good health has value
•   Environment Responsibility & Commitment
•   Education & Research
Culture of Green
   •   Campus Recreation Leadership & Buy-in
   •   University / University System
   •   Education / Applied Research
   •   University Facilities, Design & Construction
Green Practices
•   Establish a departmental sustainability team
•   Waste reduction & reuse
•   Water reduction & reuse
•   Solar power & heating
•   Energy conservation
•   Eco materials
•   Indoor environments
•   Green Housekeeping
Waste Reduction & Reuse
• Composting
• Biofuels
• Electric vehicles
Water Reduction & Reuse
•   Low flow
•   High efficiency shower heads
•   Collecting rain water
•   Collecting condensation water
•   Using gray water for toilets
•   Water less urinals
•   Dual flush toilets
•   Automatic shut off valves
Solar Power & Heating
• Pool water preheating
Energy Conservation
•   Use of daylight
•   Motion sensors
•   Energy efficient lighting
•   Computers at night
Eco Materials
•   Reuse materials
•   Fast growing materials
•   Materials harvested in a sustainable way
•   Carpets
•   Insulation
Indoor Environments
• Plants to assist in filtering air
• Low VOC paints and finishes
Green Housekeeping
•   Chemicals
•   Cleaning supplies
•   Microfiber mats
•   Microfiber towels
Benefit to the
Department
•   Image with administration and students
•   Marketing
•   Reducing costs
•   Doing what is right
Water Conservation
Greenest University in America
        The University of Colorado-Boulder
 http://sustainablepractices.ning.com/video/the-
               greenest-university-in
Harvard Business School
• Hiring Green Living Representatives
• To promote recycling, waste reduction, and
  energy and water conservation to your peers
  through a variety of activities and events
Harvard’s Reusable Mug Contest
Participate in a self-
guided Green
University Walking
Tour to learn how
Colorado State
University maintains
its environmentally-
friendly status
Green Vehicles

                 The preferred vehicle
                 of UMM admissions
                 counselors, faculty,
                 staff, and students is
                 a gas/electric hybrid
                 - the Toyota Prius
Paper Waste Reduction
“In Fall 2007, Housing & Dining made a
conscious effort to reduce the amount of paper
used by our department. By replacing our
copiers and printers and printing pages more
conservatively, Housing & Dining was able to
reduce our environmental footprint by 70% of
what it was the year before.”
THANK YOU!


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