Presentation on theme: "Today’s Special Green Buildings Introduction Tour Lunch Price is Right."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Special Green Buildings Introduction Tour Lunch Price is Right
Introduction to Green Buildings Aurora Sharrard Green Design AIU Apprenticeship Program 20 February 2006
Buildings Account for... 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 Source: USGBC
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?)
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
How do you differentiate one green building from another?
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
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
LEED Categories Sustainable Sites (SS) Water Efficiency (WE) Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Materials & Resources (MR) Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ or IEQ) Innovation & Design (ID)
LEED “Products” 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
Pittsburgh Green Buildings (14 + 2) 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!
Green Building Tour of CMU Selection of buildings (green and not green)
Green Building Tour of CMU Hamerschlag green roof Wean Newell Simon Collaborative Innovation Center Watershed Project New House 1 st LEED dorm -- Silver rating Intelligent Workplace Kraus Campo Green roof / gathering place on top of Posner Hall Attempting LEED Certified level
Triple Bottom Line Economics Social Equity Environment
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
What is Sustainability? Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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