A new addition to the Sports and Health Center, completed in 2006, was built with energy efficiency in mind.
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.
Fitness and training areas are lit with natural light; additional high efficiency fluorescent lighting fixtures were also installed.
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.
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.
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.
The Romano gym was retrofitted with high–efficiency fluorescent lighting.
A new pool pack system combines air exchange and humidity control functions, saving energy, water and the building's interior.