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SUNY College at Brockport - Special Events Recreation Center


The SUNY College at Brockport’s new Special Events Recreation Center has been designed by King + King Architects, in collaboration with Moody Nolan, to achieve a LEED Silver certification under the LEED New Construction Rating System, Version 2.2.  This new 148,000 square foot center is envisioned by the College to become the hub of their campus and one of its most important student recruitment tools.  The complex will hold three major program groups; the Event Center/House of Fields, Fitness/Wellness Areas and Support Areas.  The complex is envisioned to host a wide range of events, from concerts and commencements, to national track and field events.

Numerous Sustainable Design strategies have been incorporated into this project.  The most noteworthy is the use of an underground ice storage system as part of the building cooling infrastructure.  During off-peak power nighttime hours, the high efficiency building chillers operate in ‘charge’ mode, which freezes a solution stored within an underground ice storage vault.  During peak power daytime hours, this frozen solution is used as the cooling medium for the building, in lieu of the building chillers.  This cooling method results in a significant energy cost savings.  Other sustainable strategies incorporated include high efficiency glazing systems, water saving plumbing fixtures, and high performance lighting fixtures.  These strategies will result in a building that uses 32% less energy than would be permitted by the New York State Energy Code.   Locally acquired building materials, and those with a significant recycled component are being incorporated, as well as low emitting interior materials and finishes.  The project is currently on track to recycle more than 90% of the construction and demolition waste.

Completion is scheduled for June 2012.

SUNY College at Brockport - Special Events Center

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