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Charge Your Electronics As You Work-out

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HPG, an engineering group here at Cal, has retrofitted an elliptical trainer and stationary bike at the RSF to charge cell phones and tablets!     The Human Power Generation (HPG) team is an undergraduate research project that focuses on harnessing the human power easily found in fitness facilities, namely at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) at University of California, …

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Energy Efficient Lighting Installed in RSF Locker Rooms

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Earlier this month we replaced 43 metal halide light fixtures with new extended-life fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts in the RSF locker rooms. The project is expected to save 45,591 kWh per year and $4,559 per year in annual energy costs! That’s enough energy to power 4 American homes for a whole year. The new fixtures, which replaced existing bulbs …

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Devin Wicks: Couch Potato to Champion!

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Meet Devin Wicks, the Fitness Director here at Cal Rec Sports! He spends his days helping people get healthy, lose weight and get in shape. You may have seen him around the RSF or even taken a Spin Class or Stepography with him. But what you probably didn’t know is that this healthy, active man once weighed 300lbs! To learn …

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UCPD Crime Alert @ RSF

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Attention all RSF Patrons: Since January 1st, 2013 there have been 25 thefts reported at the Recreational Sports Facility. We ask that when you are working out at the Recreational Sports Facility, please keep crime prevention in mind. Theft of unattended property is the number one reported incident at most gymnasiums. In some cases, the stolen item had only been left unattended …

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New Energy-Saving Pool Pumps

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As part of our efforts to continually improve sustainable practices, Cal Rec Sports has installed energy-saving “smart pump control systems” (SPCS) at the Strawberry Canyon and Golden Bear Pools. The pumps, which were installed last week, will reduce annual energy consumption of the pumping system by 48% at Golden Bear Pool and by 42% at Strawberry Canyon Pool. The new …

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