New athletics facility garners TCU a "Green School of the Year" award
Fort Worth, TX | April 26, 2013 02:55 PM | Print this story
The TCU Physical Performance Center, completed in Summer 2012 and certified LEED Gold, was recently awarded the “Green School of the Year-Higher Education” award by the U.S. Green Building Council North Texas. The citation recognizes green building excellence in sustainability, facility design, construction, facilitation, renovation and management practices.
Todd Waldvogel (associate vice chancellor for Facilities) and Harold Leeman (major projects and facilities planning associate director) accepted the award during a March 27 event at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. Ross Bailey (associate athletic director for operations) represented TCU on the design and construction project team.
Located adjacent to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility and the Schollmaier Basketball Complex, the new 17,500 square foot weight-training center was constructed for use by all athletic programs. It also houses staff offices and equipment storage rooms.
Natural light penetrates the space on two levels and sustainable features include recycled rubber flooring material, high performance exterior wall systems, solar water heating and efficient lighting systems. These highly efficient systems have reduced the energy consumption of the facility by 30 percent and water consumption by 35 percent over a typical interior renovation project.
During construction, 76 percent of the construction waste was diverted from landfill. The building is constructed with 50 percent of all building materials with recycled content, and 54 percent of these were purchased locally.