Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Tempe

Building Information

U.S. Green Building Council member emblemThe Sun Devil Fitness Complex at the Tempe Campus was constructed in direct response to student demand and input. The project created an addition to the existing Sun Devil Fitness Complex, including a new recreation facility with a large, multiple-court gym, strength and cardio areas, free weights area/small gym, multi-purpose space, wellness space, a social recreation area, and partial renovation of the existing facility. The project was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum, the council’s highest designation.

Campus Location: Tempe
Gross Square Footage: 110,907
LEED Certification: Platinum
Total Project Cost: $ 32,155,000
Architect: Studio MA / Sasaki
Construction Team: Gilbane
Project Start Date: April 2012
Project End Date: August 2013

Solar Information

The following information is the same for each site. 

Full Solar Data

Campus: Tempe

System Owner: Encap Renewables, LLC

Address: 500 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85287

Contract Type: Power Purchase Agreement

System Designer/Installer: Ameresco, Inc



Solar Cooling and Heating

Domestic Hot Water


Peak DC Output: 1,389 kWdc

Peak DC Output: 22 kWdc

Peak DC Output: 2601 kWdc

Commissioned Date: 12/2012

Commissioned Date: 12/2012

Commissioned Date: 9/2013

Number of Evacuated Tubes: 6,976

Number of Plate and Frame
Heat Exchangers:

Number of Panels: 869

Evacuated Tube Type: Seido 2-16

Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Model:  
Aurora series
Pool heat exchanger: 1082PF-AURO64-BYF-150
Domestic heat exchanger: 1082PF-AURO45-BYF-150 

Panel Size: 300 Wdc

Evacuated Tube Manufacturer:
Beijing Sunda Solar Energy Technology Co, Ltd.

Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Manufacturer:
Pentair Inc.

Panel Model: TSM-300PC/PA14

Number of Absorption Chillers: 1

Domestic Hot Water Storage Tanks: 3

Panel Type: Multicrystalline

Absorption Chiller Capacity: 220 tons (nominal)

System Type: Solar Thermal - Fixed

Panel Manufacturer:
Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.

Absorption Chiller Model:
BDH66X87 non-electric chiller

REC Incentive: $0.041/kW (APS)

Number of Inverters: 2

Absorption Chiller Manufacturer:
Broad Air Conditioning

Total Project Cost: $799,738 

Inverter Rating: 100 kWac

Number of Cooling Towers: 2


Inverter Model: AE100TX

Cooling Tower Model: DT2501


Inverter Manufacturer:
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Cooling Tower Manufacturer:
Delta Cooling Towers, Inc.


Racking System:
PanelClaw Grizzly Bear

Manifold System: Sunda Seido


System Type: 12-degree Fixed

System Type: Solar Thermal - Fixed


REC Incentive: $0.08/kW (APS)

REC Incentive: $0.065/kW (APS)


Total Project Cost: $1,647,530

Total Project Cost: $10,800,000