Facility Initiatives

Crisler Center Renovation

Crisler Center

Energy Efficiency Measures

• Obtained LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
• Maximum insulation in foundation walls, exterior walls, under slab and roof assemblies
• Use of increased inspections, including infrared scans during construction to identify missing insulation, gaps in the enclosure, and other wall/roof assembly deficiencies
• Energy efficient windows/glazing for increased thermal performance
• High efficiency lighting throughout with daylight sensors for spaces with fenestration
• Occupancy sensors to control lighting
• Demand control ventilation to reduce mechanical loads to low occupancy and empty spaces
• High efficiency air cooled chiller
• Increase thermostat deadbands (the gap between the heating setpoint and cooling setpoint during which no conditioning is provided)
• Increased exhaust air energy recovery
• Automatic static pressure reset

Other Sustainability Features in the Center

• Use of an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan during construction to reduce pollution from construction by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation
• Reuse of existing Crisler Arena (in lieu of new facility on greenfield site)
• Located on public and U-M bus routes, encouraging use of public transit
• No new parking provided on-site (to reduce pollution and land development impacts)
• Use of water conserving plumbing fixtures, including low-flow shower heads low-flow lavatories, and waterless urinals
• Energy efficient transformers
• Use of select sustainable materials (e.g., steel structure, terrazzo flooring)
• Use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials (e.g., carpets, paints)
• Use of regional and local materials where possible (e.g., limestone, brick)

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Crisler Arena Renovation

Crisler Arena Renovation

Energy Efficiency Measures

• Increased insulation in the existing roof, in the new exterior walls and under new slabs
• Energy efficient windows/glazing in new windows for increased thermal performance
• High efficiency lighting throughout
• Occupancy sensors to control lighting during unoccupied times
• Demand control ventilation to reduce amount of outside air being heated/cooled during low occupancy
• Increase thermostat dead bands for heating during unoccupied times
• Supply air ductwork sized at lower velocities which reduce the static pressure and therefore less fan energy is required

Other Sustainability Features in the Arena

• Reuse of the existing arena, reducing waste from a demolition and reducing the impact from constructing an entirely new arena
• Located on public and U-M bus routes, encouraging use of public transit
• No new parking provided on-site (to reduce pollution and land development impacts)
• Use of an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan during construction to reduce construction pollution by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation • Energy efficient transformers
• Use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials for pipe connections
• Monitoring outside air delivery to ensure during low load conditions that the correct amount of outside air is being delivered
• Air handling systems designed for thermal comfort by the occupants
• Refrigerant systems will utilize HCFC which have almost zero ozone depletion ratings
• Use of low-VOC materials (e.g., carpets, paints)
• Use of regional and local materials where possible



Office of Campus Sustainability