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Purcell Pavilion

This efficiency is due in large part to LED lighting which has reduced energy consumption by 73% while improving light levels and controllability.

A LEED Gold certified building, Purcell Pavilion's addition and retrofit was designed to be 21% more energy efficient than a baseline model depicted by a conventional design approach.
“The basketball coaches are thrilled with the new lighting – Mike Brey said he could even wear his sunglasses to the game because it’s so bright.”
Tom Blicher, General Manager of the Joyce Center
In addition to saving approximately 469,000 kilowatt hours annually (the equivalent of taking 63 passenger cars off the road) the long life span of LED lightbulbs will virtually eliminate maintenance costs and will save the university approximately $350,000 in energy costs each year.

Constructed with more than 20% locally sourced materials and during the construction process 1,246 tons (83%) of the construction waste was diverted from the landfill.

16% of the building materials used consisted of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content.

The building also achieves a high standard of water efficiency by utilizing low flow urinals, faucets and shower heads, and dual flush low-flow toilets.