University of Michigan Kinesiology Building Wins ASHRAE Technology Award

  • 08.24.23|1 min. read
Axonometric rendering of University of Michigan's Kinesiology Building

The University of Michigan Kinesiology Building won a First Place Technology Award from ASHRAE Region III in the category of Existing / Institutional Education. ASHRAE is an industry group that seeks to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems design and construction.

ASHRAE’s Technology Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in applying innovative building designs. Winning designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality and serve to communicate innovative systems design.

In partnership with local Michigan firm TMP, Ballinger provided architectural and engineering services that transformed this 105-year-old, Albert Kahn-designed building into a modern, flexible space with systems that serve as a model for the University of Michigan’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality. Solutions like strategic envelope upgrades, passive desiccant wheels, and chilled beams have helped reduce the building’s carbon emissions by 62%.

The award was presented at the ASHRAE Region III Chapter Regional Conference in Baltimore on August 12.