Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. It includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. This system aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. The SOU Student Recreation Center/Lithia Motors Pavilion is the fifth SOU building to earn the LEED certification.
- The site (Lithia Motors Pavillion and the Student Recreation Center) uses 22.96% less energy than a similar conventional building.
- Low-flush and low-flow fixtures have reduced potable water use by 39%.
- Paperless locker rooms and restrooms
- Reflective white roof to reduce the urban heat island effect
- Solar panel system on SRC and Boat Barn is anticipated to generate 86,000-106,000 kWh of electricity per year
- The building uses LED lamps which save energy and also reduces the mercury levels found in CFL lightbulbs.
- The site lighting meets BUG (backlight-uplight-glare) requirements as to not disturb the dark night skies or affect local wildlife.
- The project has installed sustainable wood, as recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), for over 50% of the total wood cost.
- Added bike and skateboard racks to promote alternative transportation
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- The building is cleaned with products that are Green Seal labeled, which preserves the indoor air quality of the building for occupants.
- Three all-gender spaces, including an all-gender locker room.
- Elevator access to all three floors.
- Complete line of fitness machines for all muscle groups, including the wheelchair-accessible Matrix Krankcycle.
- Intramurals sport are co-rec, and open to faculty and staff.
- Outdoor Program gear rental for all, including community members.
- Staff trained in Allyship, Title IX, sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention.
10am to 8pm