The University selects SportsArt’s ECO-POWR line to strengthen campus sustainability efforts
Altoona, PA – December 12, 2018 – Today, SportsArt, a green fitness brand that develops sustainable gym equipment, announces its partnership with Penn State Altoona, a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University. This is the first sustainable installation of its kind at the University, featuring SportsArt’s ECO-POWR™ line of equipment, which pumps up to 250 watts (energy) per hour of electricity back into a facility’s electrical grid.
The new ECO-POWR ellipticals and bikes use built-in micro inverters to harness the human energy being created while the equipment is in use. This process helps to offset both the recreational facilities and user’s carbon footprint. Up to 74% of the energy being produced is captured, converted and returned to the grid as utility grade energy, which also helps save money spent on electricity.
“I am so honored to be working alongside individuals at such a driven and socially responsible University,” said Ivo Grossi, CEO of the Americas for SportsArt. “To be able to provide this sustainable line of equipment to a younger, more impressionable generation gives them the opportunity to soak in the importance of green initiatives. Eager and passionate minds, such as those at Penn State Altoona, are the ones green companies needs to get in front and interact with.”
The installation includes SportsArt’s ECO-POWR equipment, including ten ellipticals, four recumbent cycles, and two upright cycles. All of this equipment uses SportsArt’s SA Well+ System™, a home screen that provides real-time data on energy generated by the gym user. The facility also includes two pinnacle cross trainers and one bilateral upper body ergometer from SportsArt’s standard, self-powered line of cardio equipment.
“One of the primary goals of Penn State Altoona is to integrate sustainability and environmental stewardship in our operations as an institution of higher education,” says Brent Baird, director of Athletics. “By partnering with SportsArt, we are demonstrating our commitment to this goal and setting an example for our students of how to make sustainability a part of their everyday lives. We are also enhancing the students’ recreational experience by providing such high-quality equipment.”
About SportsArt — SportsArt is the leader in sustainable gym equipment that is revolutionizing the way people stay fit with its ECO-POWR line.With more than 38 years of innovative design and manufacturing experience, SportsArt consistently seeks to advance industry standards, positioning itself as one of the most creative manufactures in quality fitness, medical and residential equipment. SportsArt is one of the largest single brand manufacturers in the world and is sold in over 70 countries worldwide. With over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the art manufacturing space; SportsArt designs, manufactures and tests all equipment to rigorous TÜV quality standards.
About Penn State Altoona – Penn State Altoona is a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University. It is located in Logan Township, Pennsylvania, just outside Altoona, although some of its buildings are located in the heart of Altoona's downtown. It is one of four full-fledged four-year institutions in the Commonwealth Campus network. It is a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Its goal is to help students reach their goals — educational, personal, and professional.