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1 Thinking Outside the House LEED for Homes in Nontraditional Buildings Maureen McGeary Mahle Steven Winter Associates, Inc. NY Green Building Conference

2 The U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES). Credit(s) earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. This program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation. AIA/CES

3 Learning Objectives Thinking Outside the House: LEED for Homes in Nontraditional Buildings / -NYSGBC42 / 2011 Learning Units: 1 Credit Designations: LU|HSW|SD 1.Discuss which types of projects are eligible for LEED for Homes and ENERGY STAR 2.Explore SENIOR HOUSING projects pursuing LEED certification 3.Investigate STUDENT HOUSING projects pursuing LEED certification Intro to LEED for Homes Eligibility Guidelines Case Studies Summary

4 Today we’ll discuss… Intro to LEED for Homes Eligibility Guidelines Case Studies Summary Q&A

5 70’s, 90’s, & Today History of U.S. Green Building

6 LEED New Construction The Solaire The “original” LEED standard, written for commercial office buildings but also used for new construction and gut rehabs of residential buildings 4 stories & higher, including mixed use buildings Problems: Cost, Suitability

7 USGBC’s LEED for Homes Innovation & Design Process Locations & Linkages Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Env’l Quality Awareness & Education LL SS WE MR AE ID IEQ EA A dominant brand targeting the top 25% of homes with best practice environmental features Performance Thresholds Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum

8 Characteristics of a LEED Home A LEED home is designed to use 30-50% less energy and 20-50% less water than a code-built home, while providing 50% more fresh air and contributing 50-75% less waste to landfills. Veridian Homes

9 LEED for Homes Checklist A more prescriptive approach to LEED, including 136 Credits and 18 Prereqs. A Home Size Adjuster determines points thresholes. Predicated on ENERGY STAR v2 certification.

10 Roles in LEED for Homes LEED for Homes follows the same implementation model as ENERGY STAR, using approved Providers to oversee the work of Raters. “Builders” have primary responsibility for design and construction.

11 Builder Registration Design Decisions Preliminary Rating Pre-Drywall Inspection Final Inspection Submission LEED for Homes Process Veridian Homes Secret Places

12 more on LEED for Homes Process

13 Eligibility: New or Gut Rehab St. Finbar To qualify for ENERGY STAR and LEED for Homes, projects must be gutted to the structure on at least one side of exterior walls to allow for air sealing and insulation install and inspection, and major systems must be replaced.

14 Eligibility: Residential Amenities Overlook at Clipper Mill LEED for Homes projects must be >50% residentially associated area, and must include cooking facilities.

15 Eligibility: Dwelling Units EcoGreen Townhouses Any number of dwelling units is acceptable in LEED for Homes. For group home situations, 10 or more bedrooms follows multifamily while 9 or fewer is treated as single family.

16 Eligibility: Height Single family projects of any height can use LEED for Homes. Multifamily projects up to six stories can use LEED for Homes and its adaptations. 82 nd Street Townhouse

17 LEED for Homes Midrise Multifamily Melrose Commons Site 5 An adaptation for 4-6 story buildings that retains the prescriptive options but incorporates energy standards and other credits from the commercial standard to specifically address this underserved market.

18 Eligibility: Building Systems University Village Apartments Central HVAC systems at three stories or less follow regular Homes. Central systems at four-six stories follow Midrise and ASHRAE 90.1.

19 Eligibility: ENERGY STAR ® ENERGY STAR v2 is a prerequisite of LEED for Homes LEED 2012 in Nov 2012 will require ENERGY STAR v3. Midrise is similar to ENERGY STAR Multifamily Highrise.

20 Eligibility: Use Type The Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse LEED for Homes does not explicitly require R code designation, and has allowed some institutional use types, but only R projects can earn ENERGY STAR Homes.

21 Decision Time LEED for Homes or LEED for New Construction? HfH-NYC Atlantic Avenue Homes

22 Pros - LEED for New Construction LEED for New Construction aligns with certain incentive programs, is more familiar to project teams, and may be more appropriate for institutional projects. Also can have more lenient IEQ requirements. The Solaire

23 Pros - LEED for Homes LEED for Homes is as-built, focuses on residential priorities, serves smaller buildings, and can carry smaller soft costs. Aligns with ENERGY STAR programs for single and multifamily, as well as NY Green Residential Building Program. RDI Wisdom Way Solar Village

24 Case 1: University Village Apartments on Colvin University Village Apartments Student housing Syracuse, NY SU students, but privately owned and operated EDR Trust, Holmes King Kallquist Architects, Hayner Hoyt Corp 120 units, 2- and 4-bed 74,300 SF total

25 …more on University Village R2 Classification 1 bath per bedroom, 1 mechanical room/2 units HERS NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program ENERGY STAR Homes LEED points LEED Gold Nov 2009 University Village Apartments

26 Case 2: EcoGreen Townhouses at Sullivan County Community College EcoGreen Townhouses Student housing Loch Sheldrake, NY Privately owned The Ruby Group Three dormitory townhomes 8 bedrooms each 11,154 SF total

27 …more on EcoGreen Townhouses Modular construction by Haven Homes, PA R2 Classification HERS Index ENERGY STAR Homes NY Green Residential Building Program 78.5 LEED points, HSA +1 LEED Gold March 2011 EcoGreen Townhouses

28 Case 3: St. Finbar’s Convent Renovation St. Finbar’s Convent Renovation Group home for adolescents Brooklyn, NY HeartShare Human Services of New York Gut rehab former convent 3 stories, two six-bedroom flats, school in between 10,000 SF total

29 …more on St. Finbar’s St. Finbar’s Rendering, Napach Rothenberg Architects Classified 2-family home HERS predicted 57 ENERGY STAR Homes NY Green Residential Building Program -6.5 HSA 76.5 Yes + 8 Maybe points Expect LEED Gold Fall 2011

30 Case 4: The Motherhouse for Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph The Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse Senior Housing Fredonia, NY LECESSE Construction, Perkins Eastman Skilled Care Nursing wing Independent Living wings Chapel, pool, amenities 74 beds 103,900 SF

31 …more on The Motherhouse R2/I2 Classification NYSERDA NCP Incentives HERS Index 52 ASHRAE savings 40% -10 HSA 85.5 LEED points Platinum August 2010 The Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse

32 Summary: Non-trad LEED Homes LEED for Homes is being used far beyond the white picket fence! Projects that are primarily residential in scope are benefitting from lower soft costs and more residentially focused requirements in this rating system. Overlook at Clipper Mill

33 Choosing the Right Program Gables Ft. Meyer Apartments Project teams need to evaluate goals, incentives, and skills as well as budget when selecting an appropriate certification program for non- traditional residential buildings.

34 Course Evaluations In order to maintain high-quality learning experiences, please access the evaluation for this course by logging into CES Discovery and clicking on the Course Evaluation link on the left side of the page.

35 Thank you for your time! Questions? This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program Maureen McGeary Mahle


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