Recreational Sports hopes to provide users and staff with a healthy environment by investing in renewable energy, reducing waste, and innovative design. Here are some examples that illustrate how Dixon is using these investments to create a better environment for our users:

•    Clerestory windows provide natural day lighting.
•    High performance window glazing minimizes heat gain.
•    Lighting controlled by occupancy and natural light level sensors.
•    Light-colored roofing in Upper Dixon Gym reflects heat and bounces additional light to skylights.
•    Exposed concrete building elements absorb daytime heat gain and release via nighttime air exchange.

•    Heat recovery devices in the mechanical systems precondition exterior makeup air.
•    Indirect up lighting reflects off ceiling, reducing glare.
•    Natural ventilation provided using operable windows and skylights louvers
•    Sustainable forest wood products used throughout facility.
•    Materials used have low-toxicity, low embodied energy, and recycled content.
•    Recycled rubber used for fitness flooring in weight and cardio rooms.


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