College Planning & Management

DEC 2012

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Facility Focus PHOTOS © WILLIAM H. WEBB – INFINITY STUDIO. AERIAL SHOT © TOP SITE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY S TADIUMS, RECRE AT ION, AND AT HLE T IC FACILI T IES Youngstown State University Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) T HE 125,000-SQ.-FT. Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) indoor sports training facility recently opened on the campus of Youngstown State University (YSU) in Youngstown, OH, providing athletes with year-round training amenities and protection from adverse weather conditions. The main fieldhouse encompasses an indoor football field, 300-meter track, batting cages, long-jump pits, high-jump pads, pole vault pits/pads, and other indoor field activities. The support space includes a lobby, public restroom, men's and women's locker rooms, and athletic storage. The facility is served by an underfloor hot-water radiant heating system and is 46 naturally ventilated by louvered sidewall exhaust fans. Two heat pump air-handling units with remote condensing units serve the support areas of the facility. A central steam plant provides purchased heating energy to the building. Long banks of windows on all four sides of the building allow natural light to wash over the practice field and track. The building itself is anticipated to have an annual energy consumption savings of 35 percent. The facility reduces water consumption by 46 percent through efficient water fi xtures and regional plant materials that eliminate the need for irrigation. No potable water is used for irrigation. The project addresses sustainable site design through the use of reflective paving COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / DECEMBER 2012 surfaces in the limited parking area, and reflective roof material to limit heat island effects on the building and surrounding campus area. Construction waste was recycled and diverted from local landfi lls. The building utilizes recycled materials sourced from regional manufacturers, and the interior envelope utilizes low-emitting finishes to improve the indoor air quality. LEED Silver certification was awarded to the facility in August 2012. WATTS is the one of the first LEED projects at YSU, and is the first building on campus certified under LEED v3. ms consultants, inc., of Columbus, OH, provided architectural design services and construction for the project. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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