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UCONN Football is Heating Up!

The University of Connecticut (UCONN) football team enjoys one of the finest on-campus football facilities in the country — thanks in large part to the building of The Burton Family Football Complex.

The Burton Family Football Complex serves as the on-campus home of UConn football and complements Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Part of this complex is the 85,000-square-foot Mark R. Shenkman Training Center. This training center is one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the country. Construction on the facility began in the fall of 2004 and the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center opened in the summer of 2006.

Featuring a 120-yard long state-of-the-art Field Turf playing surface, an 18,000-square-foot strength and conditioning area, and state-of-the-art video capabilities, the indoor training center provides UConn’s football team with the most technologically advanced training equipment.

To learn more about what this facility has to offer check out this Virtual Tour!

UCONN Football Chooses Infrared!

UCONN’s year-round indoor football field, in the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center, is conditioned by Reflect-O-Ray infrared. Reflect-O-Ray infrared was specifically chosen as part of UCONN’s energy conservation adopted when heating facilities on their campuses.

A Reflect-O-Ray, engineered design system was selected by engineers for the complex because it could be tailored to meet the particular requirements of the large facility while maintaining their energy efficient goals. A domed roof, 65 feet above the field, combined with the 100 yd length of the field, required 12 radiant, 360,000 B/H natural gas burners to fire the 6” tubes that were 140 ft long.

Infrared heat offered UCONN the most efficient system for their new facility and helped UCONN obtain their LEED silver certification. The Mark R. Shenkman Training Center, along with the Burton Family Football Complex, were the University’s first projects certified as meeting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for “green” buildings. LEED designation is a process certifying that a building project meets a wide range of environmentally friendly criteria. This marked the first college or university athletics project in the nation to earn the designation.

The UConn Division of Athletics also received an Environmental Leadership Award from the University of Connecticut for the work performed at the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center.

Additional Savings Available!

Rebate assistance for its energy saving is also available and offered to those who install it. As an Energize CT Partner, we offer contractors assistance for their customers who want to file for rebates for infrared heat.

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