University of Michigan Kinesiology Building Receives Global ASHRAE Technology Award

  • 01.25.24|1 min. read
exterior rendering of University of Michigan Kinesiology Building with HVAC

The University of Michigan Kinesiology Building won a global ASHRAE Technology Award in recognition of its innovative building design for occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. After winning first place at the chapter and regional level of ASHRAE, it received second place in the global competition in the category of Existing/Institutional Education. The award was announced at last week’s ASHRAE Winter Conference.  

Ballinger provided architecture and engineering services to transform the 100-year-old building into a new home for the University of Michigan’s growing School of Kinesiology. Working with local firm TMP Architecture, Ballinger renewed the building’s relevance while retaining its historical character. Decoupled systems that utilize dual energy recovery to eliminate reheat energy, along with local heating and cooling technologies, significantly reduce overall energy usage and lessen burning of fossil fuels. 

“Since it’s completion, this project has set a high bar for building systems in Ballinger’s adaptive reuse and academic science building projects,” said Ballinger Associate Principal Mike Radio, PE, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, “It motivates my design approach every day.”