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Sports & Health Center

View of Sports and Health Center and Weber Music Hall

A new addition to the Sports and Health Center, completed in 2006, was built with energy efficiency in mind.


SPHC Air Handlers

Upgraded HVAC systems help save energy. Variable frequency drives match the volume of air moved to the system demand. The system in the newer addition of Sports and Health is controlled via time-of-day scheduling, ensuring that air handling systems are matched with building occupancy hours.


View of the Sports and Health Center Workout Area

Fitness and training areas are lit with natural light; additional high efficiency fluorescent lighting fixtures were also installed.


Test site for Pervious Pavement

Pervious pavers were tested outside of Sports and Health as a stormwater management technique, allowing water to filter through pavers to slow it down. More recently, pervious pavement has been installed near the loading dock at the Civil Engineering building.


Other Buildings


UMD Ice Rink

UMD ice rink lighting

Energy efficient lights adorn the ice rink interior. On the exterior, a white roof on the building helps reduce energy used for cooling the space.

Ice rink during installation of new flooring.

In 2010, the ice rink floor and cooling loops were replaced to improve ice quality and reduce greenhouses gases through elimination of refrigerants in the cooling loops under the ice.

Romano Gym

Ceiling view of Romano Gym showing new energy efficient lighting

The Romano gym was retrofitted with high–efficiency fluorescent lighting.


Pool air handling equipment

A new pool pack system combines air exchange and humidity control functions, saving energy, water and the building's interior.

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