Ecocentric

ORIGINALLY CRAFTED TO HOUSE MISSILES BUT NOW HOME TO A VARIETY OF ANIMALS, THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER UPGRADES ITS WATER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS Text Sasha Vasilyuk Photos David Wakely Charged with the hefty job of rescuing and rehabilitating sea lions, seals, dolphins, and other creatures found along California's coast, Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center needed a better facility than the aging hodgepodge of modified freight containers, small outbuildings, and eroding pipes the center had used since its...

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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has launched the pilot phase of a new building energy labeling program. The Building Energy Quotient program, which will be known as Building EQ, focuses on energy use in all buildings except residential, and offers two ratings. An As Designed rating assesses a building based on the components specified in its design, such as mechanical systems, building envelope, orientation, and daylighting. This rating is...

Archite

Welcome to Hanley Wood University, our continuing education program. This free program both in print and online has been developed to help architects meet the AlA's annual 18-credit continuing education requirements. Courses are easily accessible on a centralized continuing education portal architectCES.com and can also be found in the pages of Architect, Architectural Lighting, eco-structure, metalmag and residential architect magazines, through dedicated Continuing Education sections of their...

Contractor

All Mule-Hide products and systems are backed by unparalleled training and technical support. Ask for Mule-Hide at ABC Supply Centers nationwide. 2006 Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. The name trusted in roofing since 1906 CIRCLE NO. 41 or http ecostructurehotims.com ebuild is the destination for construction pros searching for information about building products, ebuild is a source of unbiased coverage of new products, trends and news. Pros visit ebuild to learn how to do their jobs faster, safer...

Deep Green

Integrating sustainability with historic structures requires examination of each project's unique elements, including the green qualities already present. For the rehabilitation of Pasadena City Hall (previous page) in Pasadena, Calif., the architects used existing arcades as outdoor shaded corridors rather than build new indoor corridors. New, more efficient heating and cooling systems reduced energy use by 23 percent. For Cavallo Point in the Marin Headlands of California (above), the design...

Earth

Awareness to Earth's need for continual care. WHO SHAPES THE FUTURE OF GREEN DESIGN What was once a quiet evolution has become a revolutionary force. Your desire for sustainable design has helped redefine the meaning of green. Since we began making nora rubber flooring over 50 years ago, we've evolved with you. 1988 1,000 communities in America initiate curbside recycling. 1998 EPA launches voluntary programs for energy, water, indoor air quality, waste and smart growth. Building Council member...

Features

The revitalization of a riverside industrial hub continues as a 19th-century building evolves into a 21st-century classroom A 1970s laboratory building gets an upgrade and a high-performing addition at the University of Cincinnati A humdrum manufacturing facility finds new life thanks to a LEED Silver-certified makeover Feature project green teams and materials specified On the Cover The Beacon Institute for River and Estuaries Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, photo by Bilyana...

Green Team

Architect, interior designer Gensler, gensler.com Client owner The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, thebeaconinstitute.org Mechanical engineer AKF Engineers, akf-engineers.com Structural engineers AKF Engineers Robert Silman Associates, rsapc.com Civil engineer Morris Associates, morrisengineers.com Geotechnical engineer URS Corp., urscorp.com Construction manager New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region General contractor Aark Interstate...

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Reconciling Preservation and Sustainability SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OFTEN MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW, BUT THERE ARE MYRIAD WAYS THEY CAN WORK WITH THE OLD AS WELL The sustainability and the historic preservation movements share a common goal being mindful stewards of valuable but finite resources. One movement seeks to wisely use energy, water, and materials, while the other seeks to revitalize historic buildings for current use in ways that maintain their rich heritage....

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January February 2010. eco-structure (ISSN 15563596 USPS 022-816) is published seven times per year (January February, March, April, May June, July August, September and November December) by Hanley Wood LLC, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005. Copyright 2010 by Hanley Wood LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER Send address changes to eco-structure, P.O. Box...

Lessons Learned

The most successful design strategies on display here are the most timeless ones natural cooling and ventilation, connection to daylight and views, and open, flexible space, says Brendan Connolly. But it's an archaic building, so everything done at the time of the renovation in 1999 is arguably obsolete in terms of the learning curve of sustainability. Among the lessons learned (and now applied to other projects) by Mithun's designers from their work on Pier 56 Maintain a better understanding...

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Greenscreeen James Hardie JELD-WEN, Inc. Kolbe Windows & Doors Lafarge Lightweight Structures Association Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association Marble Institute of America MFMA MonierLifetile MTI Whirlpools NCFI Polyurethanes Nichiha USA, Inc. OSI Green Series OSI WINTeQ Poggenpohl PPG Industries Propane Education and Research Council For a complete list of available courses and access to FREE online exams, visit architectCES.com.

Make the Gradep Earn STARS

A new sustainability rating system is released, with a specif i c focus on campus initiatives at higher education institutes in the United States and Canada Focusing on sustainability initiatives on college and university campuses, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has launched Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating Systems (STARS). The voluntary, self-reporting system aims to assist campuses in the United States and Canada move forward...

Materials

Adhesives, coatings, and sealants DeWitt, dewittproducts .com Karnack Corp., karnackcorp.com W.R. Grace fy Co., na.graceconstruction.com Doors Darkrooms USA Glass Mid-Ohio Glass Co. Viracon, uiracon.com Gypsum Georgia-Pacific, gp.com National Gypsum, nationalgypsum.com Insulation Owens Corning Laboratory fixtures and furnishings Getinge USA, getinge.com Jamestown Metal Products, jamestown.com Louvers Construction Specialties, c-sgroup.com Naco, naco.co.uk Masonry and stone Advanced Masonry...

Metal Products

Buildings featuring Sun Screens and Light Shelves have reduced energy consumption, improved life-cycle costs, and increased personnel productivity. Environmental solutions from the leader in innovation Circle no. 15 or http ecostructure hotims com For more information, please contact your Firestone rep or one of our knowledgeable and friendly support specialists.

Perspective

How did Historic Green approach past events During our first year, we invented it as we went along. Despite some stumbling at the beginning, we knew that whatever happened, we were going to do something. We were going to show up, we had invited this network of people to join us, and we were going to make some good things happen, whatever it took. It was extremely difficult to manage and organize, but we were able to do amazing work on an extremely small budget, turning every dollar donated into...

Products

CPI Daylighting LiteBrow - The LiteBrow from CPI Daylighting is a storefront daylighting solution that extends 5 feet out from a building's entrance. Built with Nano-Cell honeycomb technology and glazed with a Pentaglas translucent standing seam system, the canopy contains at least 10 percent post-industrial recycled content, is nontoxic, and is completely recyclable, satisfying multiple LEED points. The frame attaches to a building with suspended aluminum tie rods, which are available in...

Reenscene

A multilevel house featuring suites for diplomats and their families in Mexico a center for visiting dignitaries in Maryland a self-supporting scheme for interlocking bricks that would not require mortar and a brick featuring an outer leaf panel designed to produce curvilinear shapes were among the six winning schemes in the inaugural Brick-Stainable competition. Launched by Potomac Valley Brick (PVB) as a means of recognizing sustainable design using brick, Brick-Stainable Re-Thinking Brick...

Special Advertising Section

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Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Passive Houses in the US Learning how to significantly reduce the energy consumption of buildings Designing and Building The Perfect Wall System Using The Cost Reduction Protocol Efficient Thermal Distribution with Active Solar Systems Understanding Multifamily Buildings Better How to Perform an Energy and Safety Audit An Accessible Design Tool for Simplified Design Heat Loss & Energy Requirement Analysis for Single Family Structures Dr....

Viewpoint

I have never been a fan of New Year's resolutions. To me, they seem silly goals to change this behavior or improve that aspect of one's appearance, often made in haste as the clock's hands creep toward midnight and frequently broken before the confetti is swept from Times Square. Yet, looking at this issue of eco-structure our first of the new year and decade there's no denying we're kicking off 2010 with some noticeable changes. Lest you think we've fallen prey to a New Year, New You...

Departments

Viewpoint 12 Greenscene U Products 37 Deep Green 21 Reconciling preservation and sustainability When it comes to the looming water crisis and what it may mean for architects, contractors, engineers, and technology suppliers, blue is the new green Jeremy Knoll, co-founder of Historic Green, explains how the nonprofit organization is working in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to rebuild in ways that are both historically and environmentally sensitive Ten years after moving into a renovated pier on...

Chief Financial Officer

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE SALES VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT 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 Aquatics International, Architect, Architectural Lighting, Big Builder, Builder,...

Ecostructure

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From Capitol Hill

Research into technologies and practices that help use water and energy more efficiently got a boost on Capitol Hill as the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3598, the Energy and Water Integration Act. The act authorizes 60 million annually from 2011 to 2015 for the Department of Energy (DOE) to study and advance initiatives and research that increase water and energy efficiency, to study the effects climate change may have on energy and water resources, and to improve the...

Thcentury Building Evolves Into A 21stcentury Research Center

Text David Sokol Photos Bilyana Dimitrova A Iate-i9th-century, 4,ooo-square-foot structure (previous spread) originally used to house a coaI-fi red generator for a brick manufacturer was selected to become the home of the new Center for Environmental Innovation and Education. A steel-frame, cedar-clad addition (opposite) now serves as the institute's entryway. The addition (i) is home to a new, intensive green roof (3). The galvanized steel armature (2) on the south elevation both provides an...