NACDA and USG announce finalists for 2016 Sustainability Award|
June 13, 2016
CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) have selected the three finalists for the second annual USG NACDA Sustainability Award. The announcement was made at the 51st NACDA Convention in Dallas, Texas.
The Sustainability Award will be presented in the fall, at an on-campus event hosted by the winning institution. The award was designed to recognize NACDA member institutions across all divisions, honoring athletics directors and their universities for incorporating sustainable practices and materials into their athletics facilities. A seven-person committee consisting of athletics directors across the country and representatives from USG and NACDA will help choose this year's award winner.
The finalists for the Sustainability Award are:
"All the entrants, and especially the three finalists, should be commended for their commitment to improving the sustainability of their facilities," said Rik Master, USG senior manager of sustainability. "We at USG work to lower our environmental footprint across our business, and I applaud the leadership of these athletics directors in finding solutions to create a more sustainable future for their teams and facilities."
"As we conclude our second year of the USG NACDA Sustainability Award, it is no surprise that the number of applications and the environmental impact these projects represent, have exceeded our expectations," said NACDA Executive Director, Bob Vecchione. "The competition for the top-three finalists was extremely close. Each and every institutions should be applauded for their leadership role in on-campus sustainability enhancements."
Below are descriptions of the four facilities that earned these institutions recognition as finalists for the USG NACDA Sustainability Award.
Arizona State University
Facility: Sun Devil Stadium
Architect: Gould Evans/HTNB
The flagship facility for Sun Devil Athletics, Sun Devil Stadium, is currently in Phase II of a three-year phased reinvention of the iconic football venue. Sun Devil Stadium is currently pending LEED certification and has a preliminary scorecard from the USGB to monitor its progress. The construction on the stadium is anticipated to be completed in 2017, making way for full LEED certification.
Facility: Weatherup Center
University of Louisville
South Dakota State University
About USG: USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG Worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 51st year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 6,500 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 16 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.