APPLYING GREEN to CAMPUS RECREATION PROGRAMS, SERVICES & FACILITIES Glenn Hanley Director of Campus Recreation, Texas State University Greg Houston, AIA,
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APPLYING GREEN to CAMPUS RECREATION PROGRAMS, SERVICES & FACILITIES Glenn Hanley Director of Campus Recreation, Texas State University Greg Houston, AIA, LEED AP Principal Architect, Marmon Mok Architecture
Green recreation centers can be transformative projects by exposing students, staff, donors, and faculty to environmentally sensitive practices and eco-appropriate building materials and systems Learn the benefits a sustainable recreation center offers beyond building performance Presentation Description
Understand the basics of implementing green principles Identify the benefits to your department by operating in a sustainable manner Find resources for operating sustainably Learning Objectives
Going Green Sustainability LEED Certification Definitions
What is green building? The concept of sustainability is applied to the design, construction, & operation of buildings Site issues Water conservation Energy use & air quality How we use materials & resources The health and comfort of building occupants
"Sustainable development meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations." UN World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 What does sustainability mean?
"Then I say the earth belongs to each…[yet] no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence." Thomas Jefferson, 1789 What does sustainability mean?
Living within your means Living well (environmental quality) Being responsible (to future generations) Cleaning up after yourself Planning ahead Save for the future (non-renewable resources) Don’t get in debt (environmental damage) Don’t be wasteful … do things in a way that can be sustained indefinitely What does sustainability mean?
MEASUREMENT TOOLS AROUND THE WORLD LEED Green Building Rating System
Green Building Metrics IBC 2009 IGCC (est 2013) LEED Certified LEED Silver LEED Gold LEED Platinum Living Building Challenge ASHRAE 30% Guide GGHC
HOW LEED WORKS The basics: Mandatory Prerequisites Categories of Optional Credits Completed Credits earn Points Certification is based on number of Points earned Certification Summary Certified = 40% of pts. Silver = 50% of pts. Gold = 60% of pts. Platinum = 80% of pts.
HOW LEED WORKS LEED Green Building Rating System (v2.2) Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy & Atmosphere Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Design Credit Categories
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Do What Makes Sense Identify Items Satisfied by Project Site Identify Items Already in Baseline Design Maximum Benefit / Minimum Cost Reject Costly or Minimum-Benefit Items Don’t Play “Point Chasing” Game Approach to Sustainability/High Performance
OPERATIONS Do What Makes Sense Establish Staff Training Coordinate Maintenance Materials Attainable Maintenance Programs Attainable Environmental Programs Measure and Document Results Approach to Sustainability/High Performance
Is it more expensive to build green? A definitive yes and no Factors in Costs Total Project Cost Impacts Cost of Going Green
Development Costs Construction Costs Operational Costs Cost Impact to a Project
More “bang for the buck” – cost + benefits Planning Programming Design Construction Commissioning Operations Affect the Greatest Impact
Static Systems vs. Dynamic Systems Static Systems Structure, Roofs, Walls, Floors Dynamic Systems Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning Pool Equipment – Pumps, Heating & Cooling Energy Monitoring & Controls Water Use Controls Alternative Energy Systems – Solar, Wind Operation & Maintenance of Green
What is the performance compared to conventional construction? Longevity Envelope Equipment Systems Efficiency Energy Water User Comfort
Why does it make sense… even in tough economic times?
Cost neutral materials & systems Our demand drives the industry Institutional buildings have long lives Life cycle costs vs. first costs Good health has value Environment Responsibility & Commitment Education & Research
Campus Recreation Leadership & Buy-in University / University System Education / Applied Research University Facilities, Design & Construction Culture of Green
Establish a departmental sustainability team Waste reduction & reuse Water reduction & reuse Solar power & heating Energy conservation Eco materials Indoor environments Green Housekeeping Green Practices
Composting Biofuels Electric vehicles Waste Reduction & Reuse
Low flow High efficiency shower heads Collecting rain water Collecting condensation water Using gray water for toilets Water less urinals Dual flush toilets Automatic shut off valves Water Reduction & Reuse
“In Fall 2007, Housing & Dining made a conscious effort to reduce the amount of paper used by our department. By replacing our copiers and printers and printing pages more conservatively, Housing & Dining was able to reduce our environmental footprint by 70% of what it was the year before.” Paper Waste Reduction