Transcript of "Creating Better Learning Environments - Part 1"
Roger P. Smith, A.I.A., LEED AP Principal Architect Lawrence Salvesen, A.I.A., LEED AP Senior Associate In Charge of Architecture Frederick W. Seeba, P.E., LEED AP Senior Associate In Charge of Engineering Architecture Master Planning Interior Design Land Planning Space Planning Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Plumbing Engineering Civil Engineering Asbestos Abatement & Management Planning Computer Network Design Technology Implementation Facilities Studies & Building Reconstruction Design Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) Code Compliance Studies Construction Administration Energy Performance Contract Design LEED/ CHPS/ Sustainable Design Graphic Design/ Public Presentations Athletic Field & Sports Facility Design A R C H I T E C T U R E & E N G I N E E R I N G BBS
BBS ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS Discipline Staff Architecture 23 Interior Design 2 M/E/P/ Civil Engineers /Technology 11 Construction Administration 3 Support 7 Total Staff 46 (15) Fifteen Licensed A & E Professionals ( 1) One Interior Design C.I.D. (10) Ten LEED Accredited Professionals ( LEED AP ) BBS is committed to adaptive re-use and intelligently green new construction to better protect the natural environment.
P ROTECT I NSPIRE N URTURE E DUCATE Bbs Educational Design… … it’s all about the kids.
BBS ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS achieving a balance… The Physical Building Plant Health & Life Safety Issues S.E.D. Code Regulations A.D.A. Compliance Maintain Building Systems Fiscal Responsibility Long Term Planning Facilitate Intended Educational Program Delivery Motivate & Inspire Students Garner & Maintain Community Trust, Support & Involvement
WASHINGTON DRIVE ES BAY SHORE HS EAST MORICHES ES EASTPORT SOUTH MANOR SS CANDLEWOOD MS CHERRY LANE ES MUNSEY PARK ES MANHASSET PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTHAMPTON BEACH HS PATCHOGUE MEDFORD HS BARTON AVENUE ES
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BBS green SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE (FOR SCHOOLS) WHY? HOW? WHEN? Sustainable Design… … the time has come.
“ Sustainable Design , is a general term that describes environmentally-conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of “sustainability” and the pressing economic and political issues of our world.” - WIKIPEDIA bbs
“ In the broad context, Sustainable Architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space.” - WIKIPEDIA bbs
What is a “green” school? green school /grEn skül / n. a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Why design & build green schools? 20% of America goes to school every day. Too many of these students and teachers attend schools that are inefficient and miss important opportunities to reduce operational costs, foster learning and protect student health.
What is a “green” school? (cont.) Benefits of green schools: A healthy, productive learning environment. Environmentally friendly. Financial savings. Hands-on learning. Improved teacher retention.
Healthy Places to Learn/ Teach/ Work Green schools foster and encourage positive changes: Daylight improves performance. Good indoor air quality improves health. Comfortable indoor temperatures increase occupant satisfaction. Good Acoustics increase learning potential.
LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design BBS green
What is LEED ? L eadership in E nergy and E nvironmental D esign What does LEED measure? LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED for Schools – USGBC
CHPS Collaborative for High Performance Schools BBS green
What is CHPS ? C ollaborative for H igh P erformance S chools Created by the New York State Education Department and NYSERDA. Third Party Verified certification process through NYSERDA. Molded to conform to SED’s planning requirements while providing an energy-efficient sustainable educational facility. Like LEED for Schools, CHPS requires Energy Modeling to be performed along with Building Commissioning.
SUSTAINABLE CASE STUDY: Hampton Bays Middle School
“ Hurdles to Cross” … to build a school… <ul><li>S.E.D. Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>S.C.D.H.S. Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>S.E.Q.R.A. Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest Qualified Bidder </li></ul><ul><li>Wicks Law </li></ul><ul><li>Prevailing Wage </li></ul><ul><li>LEED/CHPS Requirements </li></ul>bbs H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L
<ul><li>Sustainable Case Study: </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton Bays Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>143,746 S.F. New Construction </li></ul><ul><li>$42,000,000 Bond Referendum </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Hampton Bays Community through a Successful Public Bond Referendum Vote </li></ul>bbs “ Hurdles Overcome” … the school is built… H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L
bbs Hampton Bays Middle School 1 st LEED School Building in N.Y. State 1 st CHPS School Building in N.Y. State $38M “Hard” Construction Cost “ LEED” Cost 2.6% $330,000 in LIPA Rebates H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L
That was the quick & easy story… This project had begun years earlier, and had many other ‘hurdles to cross’ in terms of localized community issues.
Starting in the late 1990’s the Hampton Bays Union Free School District began to experience overcrowding in its two school buildings. After much study and deliberation it was decided that a new school would be built to solve the overcrowding issue. bbs H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L
The plan was to build either a new Middle School or a new High School. The Hampton Bays Elementary School would be maintained. bbs H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L
bbs H A M P T O N B A Y S M I D D L E S C H O O L During this planning period a mold problem arose within the existing elementary school that was quickly remedied. It was decided that the new building would be a healthy, green building.
The mold issue was solved, but as far as the long term planning process… Bond referendum attempts were made and failed. Public Opposition Groups were formed . There was ‘doubt’ . The Community was not yet united.