Health & Fitness Content

The Health & Fitness Center is LEED Gold certified and received the 2008 Virginia Sustainable Building Network's Green Innovation Award for Best Institutional Project.

Design features incorporated into the facility include:

  • Waterless and water-efficient technologies reduces water use by 40 percent
  • Energy-efficient HVAC system and other energy saving strategies result in a 43 percent reduction in energy use
  • Renewable energy provided by the campus' central biomass heating plant
  • HVAC equipment free of ozone-depleting HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) and halons
  • Carbon dioxide monitoring system provides adequate ventilation and increases energy efficiency
  • Construction waste management resulted in the diversion of more than 98 percent of waste from the landfill
  • Regionally-manufactured and recycled-content materials used
  • Adhesives, sealants, paints, carpet and composite wood products with low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) used
  • Walk-off mats at main entrances reduce the amount of pollutants entering the building
  • Wood floors, casework and wood doors throughout the building are Forest Stewardship Council certified