Facility Initiatives

William Davidson Player Development Center

Schembechler Hall

Energy Efficiency Measures

• Maximum insulation in foundation walls, exterior walls, under slab and roof assemblies
• 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
• External shading glazing for Hall of Fame curtain wall
• Use of translucent glazing to add daylight to practice gym
• High efficiency lighting throughout with daylight sensors for spaces with fenestration
• Occupancy sensors to control lighting in offices, bathrooms, corridors and conference rooms
• 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 at WDPDC

• Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan during construction to reduce construction pollution by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation and airborne dust generation
• Constructed on a previously developed site between in lieu of a greenfield site
• Sited 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)
• 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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