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New Practice Facility Earns LEED Platinum Rating

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  1. RSSBot

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    CU's volleyball and basketball practice facility has received a LEED platinum rating -- the highest designation -- from the United States Green Building Council.

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That will earn points with the Boulder locals.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Definitely yay. Why wouldn't you be happy about that?
     
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    :rolling_eyes:
     
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    Absolutely embarrassing that this is the definition of a "successful" basketball/volleyball practice facility at CU or anywhere for the matter. Tad Boyle's program notwithstanding, this kind of misplaced priority is exactly why CU will be unlikely to ever maintain consistently winning programs, because the top priority is clearly not winning. As Mac used to say, "you achieve what you emphasize"
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    WTF is everyone's problem with this? I think it is great that the athletic facilities are fitting in with campus wide initiatives.
     
  9. Darth Snow

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    You are either a troll or just plain stupid. Or both.
     
  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    why doesnt out practice facility consume a fair market amount of energy? when are we going to consume our fair share?
     
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    Oh the humanity! We cannot give into those environmental whackos!
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i just dunno why this is a sports thing haha
     
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    Darth - I happen to believe that CU is a bastion of worthless, liberal political correctness. IMO, this is another example. I know you don't agree. I don't like like anything about your posts, including your political beliefs. So we can agree to disagree. Happy?
     
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    Rialto wishes we had smoke-stacks coming out of the roof - that would show those liberals!
     
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    wow!

    see snow! i am a nice guy! :lol:
     
  16. Duff Man

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    Did this announcement suddenly change the effectiveness of the practice facility? That seems to be what you are implying.
     
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    Given that you have yet to make a reasonable logical point in this thread besides saying you don't like my posts, I'm happy to agree you are either a troll or stupid.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Campus-wide construction projects are done within an initiative to achieve LEED platinum ratings.

    That definitely drives up construction costs, so I can see where that may be a connection point to your rant about liberal sensibilities being a problem for CU athletics.

    However, I also know from living in Boulder that these type of things matter to the community. Investments that garner community support are good for the athletic programs.

    I also know that a lot of young people have adopted the environment as a quasi religion. Investments that make a good chunk of our student body proud of their athletic facilities are good for the athletic programs.

    Further, I also know that this type of thing yields positive press on the state and national levels. Investments that promote the university raise its profile, increase donations (to athletics and otherwise), and increase applications.

    Finally, I also know that these types of things matter when looking for corporate partnerships and government funds. Companies and politicians prefer that their names are tied to things that are seen as socially responsible, so this LEED investment is positive from that standpoint.

    I would argue that the increased construction costs will be net positive to the CU balance sheets over time and will help to support a better university with a positive influence on successful athletics.
     
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    I'm more concerned with whether it helps our basketball and volleyball teams get better. Does it do that? Yes? Great. I'm satisfied.
     
  20. MtnBuff

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    What about this designation could hurt the athletic programs?

    I like the idea that we can have a campus that oozes tradition and is one of most picturesque in the nation and also show that it incorporates the highest level of modern technology. From an overall view of the reputation and image of the university this can't do anything but help.
     
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    This is spot on. While the ultimate goal is to get the practice facility that enables the bball and volleyball teams to recruit and excel, it makes complete sense to accomplish this and gain the goodwill of the students and most definitely the community. While I would not want the AD sacraficing the delivery of these types of resources for the teams, I agree with Nik in that this extra investment will pay in spades. Playing to the Boulder establishment in a time when we are going on a massive expansion campaign makes complete sense. You do not need more fight than we will naturally get from much of the anti athletic groups in Boulder. CU and the AD need to be a part of the communitee that they reside in and this is one of the little ways to let the people of Boulder know that CU gets it.
     
  22. Heywood

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    This alone should be a reason to be happy about this. Less operating cost=more money in the AD budget. This building will probably cost significantly less in upkeep and mainenence as well. If you must have a sports reason BCS, Sacky, et al.

    And rialto WTF is your problem? It seems like if we build facilities we should try and build the best and that includes sustainable design. It shows commitment to excellence, which I imagine even jerks could be proud of.
     
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  23. sackman

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    Considering it's an athletic facility, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect the functionality of the building to be related to athletics. Any news stories about the facility should probably also have at least some component of athletics as well. If it's LEED certified, tell me how that will help make the athletic department more competitive. Don't tell me it's LEED certified and expect me to give a damn. Tell me it's LEED certified and that will mean the department will save "x" dollars over "y" years.
     
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    rialto if I punched a kitten in the face and spilled oil on a few ducks, would that make things right in your world?
     
  26. Junction

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    I'll admit it. I think a LEED is good. But a lead is better.
     

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