FRESHMEN TOUR EAST CAMPUS ATHLETIC VILLAGE, experiencing the energy saving technology employed there. In the Sustainability Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond trip, students got in touch with secrets inside the East Campus Arena. The computer management system contributes to energy-saving and sustainable features of ECAV Arena. Students stood in the basketball arena, experiencing the auto-adjusting light and shades systems. When daylight and body heat are detected, the lighting and air conditioning adjust to correct the inside temperature. The cooling adjusts based on the season, cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. The air is recycled and mixed with fresh air for redistribution throughout the building. Dozens of freshmen participated “Sustainable Troy.” Before visiting ECAV, they visited the electric energy company. From the morning, they were all entertained and overwhelmed by the sustainable facilities.