Rec Center Skylights like this one save energy in the Recreation Center.

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Building Recognition

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The Recreation Center has been awarded a 2005 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. SSU’s $15 million center was recognized for its state-of-the-art design that maximizes functional space and demonstrates numerous efforts to incorporate sustainable building techniques while using a selection of materials which beautifully reflect the surrounding rural county.

Completed in August 2004, the 59,000-square-foot center features sustainable design that increases energy efficiency and strives to decrease impact on the environment. Among the techniques used in the design is the extensive use of energy-saving day lighting, clerestories and skylights, pictured to the right.

“I think one of the reasons this building turned out so successfully is the input and attention given by our students during the design stage,” center director Pam Su said.

For more information about the building’s sustainability click here.