Facility Initiatives

Weisfeld Family Golf Practice Center

Weisfeld Family Golf Practice Center

Energy Efficiency Measures

The Weisfeld Center is the first facility on U-M's campus to utilize geothermal technology, with seven geothermal wells and six heat pumps providing the heating and cooling for the building at an estimated 30% energy savings.

• Design site sediment and erosion control to best management practices
• Project is located within 1/4 mile of two bus lines
• Bicycle racks and showers are provided for building occupants
• No new parking is provided
• Limit site disturbance to 40' beyond the building perimeter and 5' beyond roadway curbs
• Provide vegetated open space adjacent to the building that is at minimum equal to the building footprint
• Post-development storm water peak discharge rate and quantity does not exceed the pre-development figures for the one- and two-year 24-hour design storms
• Storm water management promotes infiltration and captures and treats the storm water runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall using acceptable
• Maximize water efficiency within buildings to reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems by using low flow plumbing fixtures and waterless urinals
• Use building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials, e.g. structural steel, carpet, athletic flooring
• Use building materials that have been extracted and/or harvested as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site, e.g. brick, structural steel
• Use wood-based materials and products, which are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Principles and Criteria
• Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan for the construction and pre-occupancy phases of the building to reduce IAQ problems resulting from the construction/renovation process

Other Sustainability Features at the Weisfeld Center

• Situated on a previously developed site instead of a new site and has not threatened or endangered plants or animal species that inhabit the space
• New building is sited on public bus routes, encouraging use of public transit
• Bike racks and shower facilities are provided, encouraging alternative transportation
• Existing parking provided on the site modified but not increased
• Storm water management incorporates a bioswale that will significantly reduce the quantity of storm water, as well as addressing storm water quality
• High SRI roofing material to reduce heat island effect
• All plumbing fixtures are low-flow and dual flush toilets
• At least 50% of construction waste diverted from disposal
• Regional/recycled-content materials are used wherever possible, as well as certified wood
• Use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials (carpets, paints)
• Use of grating mats and exhaust systems with filters to improve indoor chemical and pollutant source control

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