2020 Program Outline

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

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9:00am-12:00pm Through the HanesBrands Day of Service, you have the opportunity to learn more and directly impact one of the most challenging problems we face as a society - homelessness. Each year, an estimated 11 million Americans - millions who are employed - sleep in shelters, transitional/temporary housing or public places not meant for human habitation.

Although a very complex issue, Mark Horvath, founder of the nonprofit organization Invisible People and a longtime HanesBrands partner who has dedicated his life to changing the narrative of homeless in the United States, will explain how the general public's perception of this issue impacts how our nation addresses it. Sign up for this session to hear Mark's story and other unfiltered stories of homelessness that shatter stereotypes, demand attention and deliver a call-to-action.

And you can answer that call following the presentation. HanesBrands, Mark, local leaders fighting homelessness in Salt Lake City and Pac-12 Sustainability Conference attendees will hit the streets for a sock-donation event. Sign up to help distribute socks and know that you will be providing some comfort to those who need it most and have an opportunity to talk with and hear their stories firsthand. A true win-win!

Space is limited. Day of Service spots will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. RSVP online here to save your spot!
3:00-5:00pm The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation celebrates the spirit of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games to inspire active, healthy lifestyles and increases community uses of Utah's Olympic venues. Join us for a tour of Designated Official U.S. Olympic Training Sites, whose venues are places of inspiration and accomplishment where young athletes train alongside world champions. The Tour also includes the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. This world-class facility highlights the history of all skiing disciplines in the intermountain region through interactive touch screen displays, videos, virtual reality ski theater, games and topographical maps. Visitors can also experience the glory of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 games.

Space is limited. RSVP here to save your spot!
Tour Lead: Connie Nelson | Executive Director, Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation
3:00-5:00pm The Salt Palace Convention Center is the only trade show venue in the world to house five different EIC Sustainable Event Standards. This walking session will tour different areas of the sustainability program, including their award winning materials management program that will offer insights into community impact, recycling efforts, and their onsite upcycling shop. During the tour you will also hear about the food rescue efforts of Utah Food Services, and their new partnership with Wasatch Resource Recovery to turn food scraps into natural gas through anaerobic digestion. Attendees will also get to stand inside the building's 600,000 square foot rooftop solar array. You will experience how the Salt Palace's new YOU ARE HERE program brings a circular business model to Salt Lake hospitality. The tour will have a final stop at Dreamscapes, just outside of Salt Palace, Utah's first environmentally sustainable immersive art attraction, where over 50 Utah artists and builders showcase work with reclaimed materials donated by local partners.

Tour Stops: Salt Palace Convention Center | Utah Food Services/Wasatch Resource Recover | Rooftop Solar Array | Dreamscapes

Space is limited. RSVP here to save your spot!
Tour Lead: Chance Thompson | Senior Manager, Sustainability and Green Team Committee Chairperson, Salt Palace Convention Center

The University of Utah's first Athletics building to be LEED Gold certified is the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men's and women's basketball - officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency. This is the eighth building on campus to be certified Gold or higher, and represents a commitment to a sustainable future through design. Huntsman, which is connected to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex, serve 17 of the U's sports programs and accommodate the needs of each program while serving as a model for what is possible in sustainable design.

Sustainability highlights:

Sustainable building materials
The 102,000-square-foot facility was manufactured using over 23 percent of recycled materials and resources strategically selected from the Utah region to support local businesses and to reduce the environmental impacts associated with transportation. Over 12.5 percent of the total building materials include products that were manufactured and extracted within 500 miles of the site. During construction, the project diverted nearly 85 percent of the on-site generated construction waste away from landfills.

Eco-friendly Site Design
The design implements a stormwater management plan that results in a 25 percent decrease in the volume of stormwater runoff from intense rain events. In addition, the hardscape and roof surfaces, including a rooftop terrace and garden, which offers a 360-degree view of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, the university campus, downtown Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake, were designed to mitigate urban heat island - heat buildup around the facility - with lighter materials to in order to minimize the impacts of the reflected sun on surrounding wildlife habitats. The training facility is near U shuttle stops and UTA bus and TRAX routes. It also features on-site bicycle storage conveniently located near the campus bicycle masterplan's desired routes.

Energy Efficiency
The practice facility exceeds the LEED baseline energy performance rating by 38 percent thanks to numerous strategies to make the building more efficient. For example, all interior and exterior light fixtures are LED's, the HVAC systems, building insulation and windows were selected to minimize energy waste. Exterior fixtures were positioned to minimize light pollution, improve nighttime visibility, and reduce impacts on surrounding environments. An Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standard was also set so a system could monitor outdoor air delivery, increase ventilation, and enhance thermal comfort of occupants.

Space is limited. RSVP here to save your spot!
Tour Leader: Gavin Gough | Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Capital Projects, University of Utah
Tour Leader: Jeremy Krug | Associate Principal, Populous

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Moderator: Kerry Case | Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Utah
Mark Harlan | Athletic Director, University of Utah
Rick George | Athletic Director, University of Colorado Boulder

Schedule subject to change.

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