Historic Preservation in the Houston Public Library System
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  • 1. Page Southerland Page, LLP, 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.
  • 2. Course Description In October 2010, the AIA/CES system was updated with the new CES Discovery system, in that time we have transferred more than one million records. This new update has made it necessary to remind us of the AIA/CES policies and procedures, to introduce the “new” provider ethics, and to reintroduce the AIA/CES audits/quality assurance program. This presentation covers those areas giving providers the opportunity to give feedback and input.
  • 3. Learning Objectives At the end of this program, participants will be able to: 1. Identify areas of compatibility between green building and historic preservation. 2. Understand how sustainable design principles were implemented in three library projects. 3. Learn how decisions were made to align sustainability, preservation, and the owner’s operational goals in three library projects. 4. Understand challenges encountered and lessons learned in using LEED™ in a historic library project.
  • 4. The Library system includes: Central Library (Jesse H. Jones Building) 3 special collections libraries Houston Metropolitan Research Center Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research The African American Library at the Gregory School 4 regional libraries, 31 neighborhood libraries, 4 “express” libraries, 1 “mobile express” library 1 satellite library (at the Children’s Museum)
  • 5. Sustainability Goals Mission, Organi zational Goals Organizational, Locati onal Realities Historic Preservation
  • 6. • Welcoming, Exciting Facilities → Daylighting • Customer Service → Indoor Air Quality • Outreach to community, image, increased awareness of offerings → Daylighting, Sustainable Sites
  • 7. • Limited City budget for maintenance and energy → Energy Efficiency • Libraries, technology are changing → Innovation in Design, durable building systems • Houston’s hot, humid climate → Sustainable Sites, Exterior Envelope, Reduced Heat Island Effect
  • 8. 1. Less energy, fewer resources 2. Intelligent climate response built in 3. Durable, people-friendly. 4. LEED credits easy 5. Public support 6. Public promotion 7. Distinctive architecture, public recognition
  • 9. SAVINGS THROUGH REUSE The decision to retain much of the existing building provided substantial material savings. Despite the addition of 6,700 new square feet, careful site planning resulted in a decrease of overall hardscape from 53% to 47% for improved natural water percolation
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  • 11. Use of historic building footprint Use of BIM: Building Information Modeling: historic meets 21st century Maximize energy performance: 3-D modeling using alternative materials and orientations Revisit difficult details Reuse of high-quality durable furniture Daylight and views Minimize additional paving Managing storm water runoff Green power Recycling, green cleaning Use of certified wood Air quality management during construction
  • 12. LEED Gold Certified Houston Chapter AIA DESIGN AWARD, 2011 Swamplot Awards BEST NEIGHBORHOOD UPGRADE, 2011 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance GOOD BRICK AWARD, 2012 HBJ Landmark Awards COMMUNITY IMPACT, 2012 National AIA/ALA Award 2013
  • 13. 5300 Caroline Houston, Texas 77004 Houston Public Library CLAYTON LIBRARY Center for Genealogical Research
  • 14. MAIN HOUSE
  • 22. Julia Ideson Building Renovation & Addition
  • 23. Julia Ideson Building
  • 24. Julia Ideson Building Construction Phase Challenges (“the Mechanics”) • SS Prerequisite 1 – Construction Activity Pollution Prevention • MR Credit 2.1/2.2 – Construction Waste Management • EQ Credit 3.1 – Construction IAQ Management Plan • Managing the LEED Documentation Process • Other Unique Challenges
  • 25. SS Prerequisite 1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention • Two separate Phases • Tight Site • High Visibility • Vehicular / Pedestrian Traffic • Library remained open to the public
  • 26. MR Credit 2.1 / 2.2 Construction Waste Management • Choose responsible waste management vendor(s) • Develop mutually agreeable tracking tool • Monitor on a frequent basis (weekly / monthly) • Be aware of other subcontractors that may use a different waste vendor • Be aware that construction waste is not just about “trash”
  • 27. EQ Credit 3.1 Construction IAQ Management Plan
  • 28. Managing the LEED Documentation Process • Develop standardized forms for the subcontractor LEED documentation • Debrief each subcontractor at contract buy-out regarding the Project’s LEED goals and the subcontractor’s direct responsibility and impact towards achieving the goals • Require that LEED submittals must be prepared and delivered first and that no other submittals will be reviewed by the A/E team until the LEED documentation is delivered • Be vigilant in the field and verify that key LEED products are what was submitted • Stay on top of the paper work and be aware of the LEED point progress in each LEED category
  • 29. Other Unique Challenges
  • 30. This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Course Wendy Heger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C wheger@pspaec.com Questions