Sustainable Facilities: Green Design, Construction, and Operations

Sustainable Facilities: Green Design, Construction, and Operations

Keith Moskow

Language: English

Pages: 208


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials!

A vital working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities presents an in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials.

Featuring contributions by leading architects in green building, this expert resource examines each building_from planning through operations-- covering new construction, energy-efficient design, operational cost savings, historic preservation, renovation and expansion, land conservation, and LEED ratings.

Packed with 200 black & white and full-color illustrations, Sustainable Facilities takes readers through the Woods Hole Research Center… Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Center…Conservation Law Foundation Headquarters… Marion Art and Environmental Center… …Thoreau Center for Sustainability… California EPA Headquarters Building…Forestech Centre…Institute for Forestry and Nature Research…and many other facilities. This skills-building reference features:

Authoritative and up-to-date, Sustainable Facilities now equips architects, engineers, and contractors with a state-of-the-art guide to green design, construction, and operations. The reference contains information on materials, methods, and costs that will enable them to take an integrated team approach to green design and building for facilities of all kinds.













graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, studied the center as part of his master’s thesis and reported his findings in “Case Studies of Naturally Ventilated Commercial Buildings in the United States” (2002). Chang found this estimate to be conservative and, through the use of data loggers, discovered that natural ventilation was used for 34 percent of weekday working hours during a much larger and cooler range of outdoor temperatures. Because the monitoring

11⁄4-inch-diameter plastic pipe to three large heat pumps. The heat pumps operate on the same principal as a refrigerator: there are three components to the system—a line filled with a coolant (in this case, water), a compressor, and an expansion valve. The coolant is cool between the expansion valve and the compressor—it picks up heat from the surrounding environment while the coolant is hot between the compressor and the expansion valve, giving off heat to the surrounding environment. The system

percent recycled content carpeting by Shaw • Coated steel standing seam roofing by Integris • Low volatile organic compound (low-VOC) paint in guest rooms • Gypsum wall board, 95 percent recycled content Low-maintenance landscaping—native wildflowers located outside the dining area and throughout the main site are irrigation-free and maintain the natural consistency of the White Mountains. 4 A p pa l ac h i a n M o u n ta i n C lu b , H i g h l a n d L o d g e a n d E d u c at i o n C e n t e r

conservation and reuse program • Efficient systems—high-efficiency, variable speed mechanical equipment, on-demand water heaters, high-efficiency lighting • Indigenous low-maintenance landscaping with flooded habitat demonstration • Aluminum windows and louvers—75 percent recycled content aluminum frames with double-insulated high-efficiency glazing • Concrete with 30 percent fly ash • Sheathing—100 percent recycled content and radiant barrier • Extensive use of salvaged, Forest Service–certified and/or

provides opportunities for exhibit space and a cafe. Site work included restoration of the surrounding grounds and the creation of the Thoreau Courtyard to the north of buildings 1012–1014. The renovation had to be accomplished within a budget of $4.1 million for base building and tenant improvements, excluding sitework (approximately $55/square foot). The most important environmental goal for this project was to prove that it is possible and economically viable to transform and recycle existing

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