For Function For Form For Life

Hen designing Spain's Alhambra Palace in the 14th Century, the terms low litecycle cost, high-performance and sustainability never crossed the minds of the architects. Yet the magnificence they created stands centuries later as a shining example of these contemporary concepts. That's keeping lifecycle costs low Today, rare is the project that doesn't come with a long list of performance requirements. And all can benefit from the performance of ceramic tile from Spain. You would be hard pressed...

New Accolades In New Orleans

The kudos for Make It Right New Orleans, the post-Hurricane Katrina housing initiative launched by Brad Pitt, continue to roll in. Recently, the USGBC declared the neighborhood being built under the initiative to be the largest and greenest community of single-family homes in the world. The initiative is a collaboration between Pitt, entrepreneur Steve Bing, Graft architects, nonprofit foundation Cherokee Gives Back, and William McDonough + Partners. Make It Right has completed 13 LEED...

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S.T.E.P. up to the efficiency of acce -Fpanels. Circle no. 1 or http ecostructure.hotims.com A Dietrich Metal Framing NOVA Chemicals Joint Venture The Ideal Wall System for Curtain Walls & Infills, Structural Walls and Demising Walls accel-E -the first S.T.E.P. in efficiency Utilizing the strength of cold-formed steel framing and the superior insulation properties of expanded polystyrene (EPS), accel-E Steel Thermal Efficient Panels (STEP) offer unparalleled construction efficiency by...

Model For Modularity

To help ensure proper operations and maintenance, LivingHomes provides homeowner manuals and training sessions, and Glenn's home is available for tours and special events. A sustainability scorecard summarizes LEED points associated with standard prefab units and an interactive tool on LivingHomes.net allows prospective buyers to understand the financial and ecological costs of their housing choices. A resource monitoring system provides real-time performance data. While the prototype achieved...

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Understanding Green Building Guidelines For Students and Young Professionals PUBLISHER W.W. Norton & Company, New York, wwnorton.com AUTHOR Traci Rose Rider PRICE 19.95 A past chairwoman and consultant for the Emerging Green Builders Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Traci Rose Rider continues to promote discussion among young designers regarding sustainable building guidelines and rating systems. Some of the programs reviewed are the Natural Step, Green Globes, LEED, and the...

By Heidi Moore

To create EcoDEEP Haus, architects Kevin Flynn and Roxanne Nelson doubled the size of a 1940s residence but reduced its energy use by 40 percent. A combination of halogen, compact fl uorescent, and LED lighting helped lessen the electrical load. Five years ago, architect Kevin Flynn put his belief in environmentally sound building Into practice professionally After spending 25 years working at a variety of large and small architectural firms, he struck out on his own and founded EcoDEEP, a...

By Katie Weeks

Steven Winter, Principal, Steven Winter Associates In nominating this year's Evergreen Awards Perspectives winner Steven Winter, principal of Steven Winter Associates, in Norwalk, Conn. the firm's director of sustainability consulting, Andrew Zumwalt-Hathaway, noted, Many professionals have made names for themselves over the last 10 years as green building and sustainable design experts and while the merits for their acknowledgements are well deserved, few of them can attest to being a leader...

By Kj Fields

For years, one of the weak links in the green building chain has been the lack of post-occupancy evaluation. Although building owners and industry professionals are conducting more operational follow-ups to see if results actually meet predictions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using its Region 8 Headquarters in Denver as a continuing opportunity to examine, demonstrate, and partner on sustainable initiatives. Winner of a 2009 Evergreen Award in the Ecommercial category, the...

Carbon Emissions A Taxing Issue In France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a plan for a national carbon tax, an idea he first put forth in 2007. The plan also includes a European levy on imports from countries that do not follow the Kyoto Protocol, a group that includes the United States and Australia. Under the plan, Sarkozy hopes to reduce France's C02 emissions to d of its current levels within 40 years. The first proposed stage of the plan would impose a tax of 17 euros per ton of C02 on all forms of energy except...

Certified

At CENTRIA, we build on your concern for the environment and blend it into everything we do. Whether it's maximizing product life cycles through the purchase of materials with high-recycled content or minimizing jobsite waste by custom-engineering our products for each project, we're taking action to help you build for tomorrow. Circle no. 11 or http ecostructure.hotims.com

Climaterelated Revenue Booms

Revenues from climate-related business across the globe rose by 75 percent in 2008, according to HSBC Global Research. What's more, revenues from businesses in the climate sector, such as those pertaining to energy efficiency, possibly could exceed 2 trillion by 2020, reports Reuters news service. In comparison, in 2006 the Stern Review on the economics of climate change forecast climate-related revenues to climb to 500 billion by 2050. The report identified four core investment pillars in the...

Ec0l0gicial

Eco City Aims For Three Top Certifi cations Phase one of construction is complete. Phase two includes a high-rise tower with a luxury hotel, restaurant, and retail space. Another phase two component, a five-story office block, is slated for completion in spring summer 2010. Construction is under way in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, on Eco City, a creative-industrial complex on the city's harbor. (See the city details at ecocity.de en) Comprising 10 structures being constructed in three phases and...

Ecommercial Category

The eco-roof (above) is a pilot project for the city. A key to its realization was the city's willingness to waive the requirement for conventional storm-water treatment measures so those funds instead could be directed toward the roof's cost. A 10-kW photovoltaic array (far right) produces the energy needed to run Region 8's emergency response center program in the building. Careful material selection, orientation and tailored shading strategies integrate the project into Denver's historic...

Elevated Concept

The windward side of the Region 8 Headquarters has nine floors, but the sun-facing side has eight. On top of the sunward building wing, a roof terrace oasis sheltered from the wind overlooks part of a milestone project for Denver a vegetated green roof that provides stormwater management. The city of Denver mandates that developers provide a structure to filter and clean stormwater runoff and release it slowly into the city system. Convincing the municipality that an eco-roof could meet this...

Energy Summit

The ZGF team created a tailored shading plan for the L-shaped masses. Exterior horizontal shades and an Interior light shelf with automated horizontal blinds In the daylighting zone manage the direct sunlight In the building's south portion. On the north wing, the exterior shading elements and Interior blinds are vertical In orientation to diffuse northern light. Lighting controls measure the amount of daylight present and dim electric lights accordingly to reduce energy consumption. ZGF and...

Environmental Index

Monitoring often can be all about the data, which does play into the facility's goal as a living laboratory. However, ASHRAE never loses sight of its other goal providing a comfortable environment for its staff. There's another aspect to performance monitoring that's fairly new. We call it an environmental index, Tom explains. We're monitoring the temperature, CO2, and humidity, and compare those to building set points and an ideal range to come up with a numerical scale of 0 to 100, with 100...

Going Digital

Building information modeling provides a collect and monitor information for today The facilities industry currently is undergoing a significant transformation triggered by building information modeling (BIM). This transformation has only begun, yet it is being embraced throughout the building design and construction industry because it provides significant opportunities for both practitioners and stakeholders. At the buildingSMART alliance , which operates within the National Institute of...

Happenings

ARE EMPLOYEES IN GREEN BUILDINGS MORE PRODUCTIVE Employees working in green buildings (defined as being LEED-certified at any level or bearing the Energy Star label) are more productive than those working in non-green buildings, according to a study by the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and real estate services company CB Richard Ellis. Researchers surveyed tenants in 154 green buildings nationwide and measured sick days and self-reported productivity changes...

Improving Environmental Performances Of Buildings And Their Surroundings

0-STRUCTURE.C0l 5.95 US 7.95 Intl Morin single element metal wall panels were selected for three individual media facilities comprising this LEED certified project in Boston. Morin panels helped earn credits for energy and atmosphere, recycled content and overall sustainability. LEED is a registered trademark of USGBC. www.kingspanpanels.us 1-877-638-3266 Circle no. 40 or http ecostructure.hotims.com NOW THERE'S A NATURAL CHOICE FOR YOUR NEXT ROOF. Introducing the system of choice for those...

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Install An Energysaving Upgrade With W An Average Payback Of Less Than Three Years

A thin, virtually invisible addition to your existing windows, VISTA Architectural Window Film may significantly increase energy efficiency for years to come at a fraction of window replacement costs. Plus, using VISTA may help you qualify for LEED credits. To pre-qualify your building for energy efficiency and savings with window film, take the One Minute Challenge at oneminutechallenge.com. Circle no. 12 or http ecostructure.hotims.com

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Circle no. 76 or http ecostructure hotims com * Actual savings may vary depending on use and application. Stated savings based on 1200 W lighting load, 20 occupancy sensor savings, 14 hours per day for 250 days, and an average electricity cost of 0.102 kWh. A green roof is about more than just being green its success also depends on keeping the building dry. American Hydrotech's Garden Roof Assembly is setting the standard by which all other green roofs are measured and our Monolithic Membrane...

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Managing The Big Picture

In terms of overall U.S. energy consumption, it is estimated that the facilities sector is responsible for 41 percent of energy use. While the public has focused on transportation, examining energy use and its impact on national security should cause a shift in focus toward facilities. This shift undoubt-ably will bring greater attention to the integration of all facility-related issues. To make this change a positive one, the facilities and infrastructure industry needs to put in place a...

Materials And Sources

Building management systems and services Carpet C& A, tandus.com Interface, interfaceglobal .com Shaw, shawfloors.com Ceilings Armstrong, armstrong.com Flooring Forbo Flooring Systems, forbo.com Natural Cork Atmosphere Recycled Rubber, tomkt.com Johnsonite, johnsonite.com Daltile, daltile.com Precast Terrazzo Furniture Herman Miller, hermanmiller.com Glass Al Glass, alglassandmirror.com (curtainwall) Lighting Ledalite, ledalite.com Portfolio, portfolio-lighting.com Edison Price, epl.com...

Performance Piece

ASHRAE HQ serves as a living lab for building effi ciency, monitoring, and control Donations of equipment, services, and furnishings from more than 20 companies, individuals, and the ASHRAE Foundation made the 7.65-million ASHRAE headquarters renovation possible. The total value of the donations was approximately 1.65 million. You can't get very far in sustainable design without encountering the acronym ASHRAE. The Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning...

Renovation For Innovation

In 2004, ASHRAE examined its headquarters and knew it had to make a change. We evaluated many alternatives, including leased space, recalls Bill Harrison, former president of ASHRAE and president of Little Rock-based HVAC firm Trane Arkansas. However, we wanted to demonstrate the very latest heating, ventilation, air accel-E is a contributor to LEED points.

Smart Sustainable Architectural Digital Led Lighting

A Technology Based Way Finding System A Technology Based Way Finding System Sustainable lighting design should be more than just installing the latest LED product in a space. Insight Lighting's LED products employ a combination of sciences that create an environment of low temperature and sealed electronics. Insight's design approach relates to longer life, consistent fixture to fixture color temperatures, increased lighting uniformity and product integrity that lasts. Insight is committed to...

Sustaining The Information

Obviously, one of the main issues surrounding the value of the information is how to keep it accurate. The facilities and infrastructure industries have a long history of inaccurate information often the first step of any project performed in a building includes extensive data collection and validation. Whether a facility is about to undergo remodeling or receive preventative maintenance, someone first has to measure the existing conditions or, at a minimum, write down the model number for a...

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All contents of this Issue of Eco-Structure are copyrighted by Hanley Wood LLC. All rights reserved. Printed In the United States. Eco-Structure Is the Independent, unbiased source for green-building Information. The magazine Intends to foster an open dialogue about today's vital green-building Issues. HANLEY WOOD LLC Is publisher of Architect, Architectural Lighting, Big Builder, Builder, Building Products, Concrete S Masonry Construction Products, Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer,...

World Future Energy Summit

October 2009. eco-structure (ISSN 15563596 USPS 022-816) is published eight times per year (January February, March, April, May June, July August, September, October and November December) by Hanley Wood LLC, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005. Copyright 2009 by Hanley Wood LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offi ces. POSTMASTER Send address changes to eco-structure, P.O. Box...

Greenhouse Category

The multiple decks and terraces of architect Ray Kappe's exploded box design (right) expand living space by extending it outdoors. Drought-resistant native plantings add vibrancy while requiring little water or maintenance. Photovoltaics integrated into awnings and attached to trellises (above) collect solar energy while helping provide shade. pounds each were trucked from a factory in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to Santa Monica. It took the site crew eight hours to position and connect the...

Green Team

Architect interior designer lighting designer green consultant, LEED consultant and or life-cycle performance partner Richard Wittschiebe Hand (RWH), rwhdesign.com Client owner ASHRAE, ashrae.org Mechanical engineer Johnson, Spellman and Associates, jsace.com Mechanical contractor Batchelor and Kimball, Electrical engineer Jeffers Engineering Associates Electrical contractor Gene Lynn Electric Commissioning agent CxGBS, cxgbs.com Civil geotechnical engineer, landscape General contractor...

Raising The Sail

The solution for controlling light at the top of the atrium was not readily apparent, so Breshears deferred the task In the design process. He knew he wanted to bounce sunlight down to the atrium floor, but needed to protect office occupants from glare along the way. As construction progressed, the decision became clear. Computer-generated and physical models Indicated that a series of elliptical reflectors would work, but finding the right material within the budget proved elusive. Ingenuity...

Abu Dhabi 1821 January 2010

The World Future Energy Summit WFES is the world's platform for sustainable future energy technologies. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a global leader in energy. The emirate, one of the world's leading producers of oil and gas, is investing heavily to become a regional and international powerhouse in renewable and sustainable energy knowledge, technology and capacity. WFES - reach influential industry professionals. Over 18,400 visitors came to WFES is 2009 to learn,...