Sustainable Features

The 44,000-square-foot Basketball and Volleyball practice facility is the first LEED Certified Athletic Facility on the CU Boulder campus and one of only two platinum-rated athletic facilities in the Pac-12.


  • Public Transportation Access

  • Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms

  • Protection of Habitat

  • Maximized Open Space

  • Light Pollution Reduction


  • 50% reduction in water for landscaping

  • 30% reduction in water usage overall

  • 30% more water efficient than recent buildings of similar size and function

Energy and Atmosphere

  • Rooftop solar panels providing approximately 12.5% of the building's electricity through renewable energy

  • Green Power: 35%

  • 40% more energy efficient than recent buildings of similar size and function

  • Building cooled with an evaporative system

  • Low-flow water fixtures, high-performance insulation and windows, efficient lighting, and lighting and heating controls

Materials and Resources

  • Building collection of compost and recycling

  • 75% of waste diverted from landfill

  • Regional Materials: 20% extracted, processed & manufactured locally

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Low-Emitting Materials: adhesives & sealants, carpet, composite wood & agrifiber products

  • Increased Ventilation

  • Integrated Pest Management