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RSF Towel Service Restored; Hallway Open; Wellness Ctr. Still Closed

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The RSF hallway leading to the locker rooms has been reopened. Now you don’t have to walk along Oski Lane to get to and from the locker rooms. Sadly, the Wellness Center is still closed, and will remain closed for a few more weeks. Repairs are underway! If you have questions regarding our massage program, please direct them to our …

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Rec Sports Inclusion Policy

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Rec Sports — with assistance from the UC Gender Equity Resource Center — has developed an Inclusion Policy that we would like to share with our members. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.   The Department of Recreational Sports values diversity and seeks to create a safe and fun environment that is accessible …

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Rec Sports Website Goes Mobile

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We’ve optimized the Rec Sports website to work on mobile devices. This will make it much easier for you to check schedules (group x and open rec) and learn about our offerings when on the move.  Please note that purchasing an item from our store has not yet been optimized for mobile, but we hope to take that step in …

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RSF Garage Gets Lighting Upgrade

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  The lighting in the RSF Parking Garage is being replaced with energy-efficient fixtures that will reduce energy consumption, save the campus money, and make the garage a brighter place. The new fluorescent lighting being installed will use half the electricity of the existing lighting, saving the campus about $10,000 per year. The total cost of the project — funded entirely by our …

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Pool Cover at Hearst Means Big Energy Savings

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Rec Sports has purchased and installed a pool cover for the Hearst pool.  At first blush this doesn’t sound like much to celebrate, but if you look a bit deeper you’ll see that this pool cover will save an estimated 12,000 therms of natural gas per year.  To put that in perspective, PG&E says that the average residential customer in …

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RSF Garage to Get CO Sensors; Saves Energy & Money!

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    The RSF garage is about to become a much more energy efficient place.  Energy saving Carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are being installed throughout the garage.  The sensors will control the six exhaust fans in the garage, which currently run 24/7 — by law a parking garage must exhaust CO once levels rise above a specified amount; if a garage does …

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RSF Electricity Use Dips Below 1989 Levels

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We're pleased to report that despite increasing our open hours over the last few years, electricity use at the RSF has dipped to 17.2% below 1989/90 levels. How have we done it?  The biggest savings have come from our lighting project; throughout the RSF, existing light fixtures have been replaced with high efficiency, high output fluorescent lamps and transformers. This has been done …

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5 UC Berkeley Students Win Clinton Global Initiative Award

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Clinton Global Initiative University Announces Doug DeRoy, Kevin Hur, Jonathan Lee, Richard Novak, and Anurag Sridharan of the University of California-Berkeley as 2009 Winners of CGI U Outstanding Commitment Awards. “CGI U offers college students a space to create positive change in local communities or on a global scale,” said Robert Harrison, CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).  “Funding provided …

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Take the RSF Energy Survey

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Rec Sports has partnered with the Mechanical Engineering department to research energy use at the RSF. We've done quite a bit already to reduce energy use at the RSF; most notable is the switch to more efficient – but brighter! – lights throughout the facility. See our blog posting for more on this. One goal of our partnership with Mechanical …

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Help Clean the Scene

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Make a Difference in Berkeley on September 19 at Coastal Clean-up Day  Here in California, we pride ourselves on our breathtaking coastline and beaches. Unfortunately, our beaches are very polluted and often are cluttered with trash and litter. Pointless pollution is harmful to the coastal ecosystem and to public health. Here's why: contaminates drinking water and waterways, closes beaches and shellfish beds, …

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