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  1. Today’s Special • Green Buildings • Introduction • Tour • Lunch • Price is Right

  2. Introduction to Green Buildings Aurora Sharrard Green Design AIU Apprenticeship Program 20 February 2006

  3. 20% of U.S. economy All construction 39% of U.S. primary energy use 70% of U.S. energy consumption 12% of all potable water 16 trillion gallons / year 40% of raw materials globally 3 billon tons / year 136 million tons of waste / year Municipal solid waste = 210 million tons / year Buildings Account for . . . Source: USGBC

  4. Building Life Cycle Costs • Design • Architects, Engineers, Planners • Construction • Labor (contractors), Materials, Equipment • Operation and Maintenance • Lighting, Heating/Cooling, Renovations, Cleaning • Deconstruction • Labor (contractors), material disposal (recycle?)

  5. Building Life Cycle Costs • The people inside! • Workers’ wages can make up bulk of life cycle costs of a building • Comfortable building space • Happier workers • More productivity! • Not typical to think this way, but becoming more common

  6. What is a “green” building?

  7. Is this a “green” building ?

  8. Island Wood, Bainbridge Island, WA

  9. Sleeping Lady RetreatLeavenworth, WA

  10. Ducks UnlimitedWinnipeg, Manitoba

  11. GAP Inc., San Bruno, CA

  12. Philip Merrill Environmental CenterAnnapolis, MD

  13. Private Home, Tempe, AZ

  14. “Green”Materials

  15. Private HomeWalnut Creek, CA

  16. Private HomeWalnut Creek, CA

  17. How do you differentiate one green building from another?

  18. What is LEED? • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design • Created by the USGBC in 1998 • Precursor in 1994 • Encouraged by NIST and DOE • Adapted for other countries • Canada • Australia • Hong Kong

  19. LEED Buildings • 19 certified under Version 1.0 • 198 certified under Version 2.0 (June 2005) • Mostly commercial buildings • International • Canada • Sri Lanka • India • 1,188 registered (March 2004) • At various design and construction stages • 0.7% of commercial buildings built annually

  20. LEED Categories • Sustainable Sites (SS) • Water Efficiency (WE) • Energy & Atmosphere (EA) • Materials & Resources (MR) • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ or IEQ) • Innovation & Design (ID)

  21. Credits & Available Points

  22. Certified 26-32 points Silver 33-38 points Gold 39-51 points Platinum 52-69 points LEED Levels for NC

  23. Horizontal “LEED for . . .” New Construction and Major Renovation Projects Pilots Existing Buildings Commercial Interiors Core and Shell Projects Residential Homes Vertical “Guides” Retail Laboratories Schools Healthcare Campus Volume Build LEED “Products”

  24. PNC Firstside Center David L. Lawrence Convention Center McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine CCI Center CORO Center for Civic Leadership KSBA Architects Office Building Phipps Conservatory Welcome Center Children’s Museum “Lantern” Building Heinz Regional History Center Addition CMU New House Residence Hall Henderson House Collaborative Innovation Center Posner Center Greater Pittsburgh Duquesne Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Munhall Siemens Westinghouse U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center + 42 registered! Pittsburgh Green Buildings (14 + 2)

  25. Green Building Tour of CMU Selection of buildings (green and not green)

  26. Green Building Tour of CMU • Hamerschlag green roof • Wean • Newell Simon • Collaborative Innovation Center • Watershed Project • New House • 1st LEED dorm -- Silver rating • Intelligent Workplace • Kraus Campo • Green roof / gathering place on top of Posner Hall • Attempting LEED Certified level

  27. Hamerschlag Green Roof

  28. Wean Hall

  29. Newell Simon

  30. Collaborative Innovation Center

  31. CEE Undergraduate Watershed Project

  32. New HouseDormitory

  33. Intelligent Workplace

  34. Kraus Campo

  35. Butterfly Garden

  36. Triple Bottom Line Environment Social Equity Economics

  37. Where can green buildings fit in? • Economics • Can save lots of $$ over life cycle • Environment • Can save huge amounts of energy, resources, and emissions • Social Equity • Can produce happier, healthier workers/tenants

  38. What is Sustainability? Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

  39. Let’s go!

  40. Craig Street Solar Panels