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Study Abroad at UNSW - main project for Energy Tomorrow

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  • EN G A D ER Y N TH B I LT EN R N EN E U VI O M TAna G i el Lobo | Br i t t any Saul ni er | C l y abr arWacker man
  • THE RISE OF THE GREEN BUILDINGINDUSTRY Increasing rate of urbanization 40% of the world’s energy usage comes from construction and operation of buildings 1/3 of the emissions of heat trapping CO2 from fossil fuel burning [Ear t ht r end, 2009]
  • WHAT IS GREEN BUILDING? Environmentally responsible structures and processes Resource efficient throughout the building’s life cycle Sustainable or high performance building
  • PASSIVE DESIGN Building orientation and layout Window design and shading Insulation and thermal mass Green roofs Materials[U BC 2011] SG ,
  • ACTIVE DESIGN Photovoltaic solar panels Building integrated wind turbines Gas boosted solar water heating Cogeneration / tri-generation Rainwater harvesting [Sol ar Seeds, 2010]
  • UNITED STATES AND PANAMA STANDARDS LEED certification system  Sustainable sites  Water efficiency  Energy and atmosphere  Materials and resources  Indoor environmental quality  Innovation and design  Regional priority Silver, Gold, and Platinum ratings [U BC 2011] SG ,
  • AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS Green Star  Green Building Council of Australia  Voluntary system  Assess the environmental impact and sustainability  environmental performance  health and well being of the occupants National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Building Sustainability Index (BASIX)
  • RATINGS CATEGORIES Best Practice (4 Star)  Management Australian Excellence (5  Indoor environment quality Star)  Energy, transport World Leadership (6 Star)  water  Materials  Land use and ecology  Emissions  InnovationGREEN STAR [GBCA, 2011]
  • UNITED STATES EMBASSY, PANAMA CITY 27% reduction in energy costs 32% reduction in indoor water use 50% reduction in outdoor water use Erosion and sedimentation control plan Reduction of urban heat island effect  Roof insulation  Sun shades  Vegetation
  •  Materials  23% extracted and manufactured within 75 miles of project site  Efficient waste collection and recycling facilities during construction Indoor environment monitors through CO2 sensors, temperature and humidistats. [U.S.
  • THE ROAD AHEAD 9 registered LEED projects and 15 being developed Wide sets of windows and skylights Inner fountains Materials that act as insulators to reduce inner heat Green communities
  • COMCAST CENTER  Double-glazed windows with louvers  Radiant heating and thermal extraction  Displacement ventilation  Winter garden  Urban heat island effect  Parking lots underground  Fountain plaza[M nhol d, 2009] ei
  • COMCAST CENTER Water saving fixtures  Saves 3 million gallons of drinking water per year Waterless urinals  Saves 1.2 million gallons of urinal water every year Sewage reduced  4,950 gallons kept from sewage system every day Winter garden roof and green roof
  • COMCAST CENTER Used recycled and local materials  80% of wood materials came from sustainable forests 77% of waste during construction was recycled  20,000 tons of waste kept out of landfills Year round recycling program for employees Green Seal Standard janitorial services [Liberty, 2011]
  • PHILADELPHIA HAS A SIX YEAR DESIGN PLANCALLED GREENWORKS Mayor Michael A. Nutter Retrofitting city buildings  EnergyWorks Greenworks Rebate Fund New buildings according to LEED standards Photovoltaic systems  250kW system for Philadelphia Water Department  1,325kW solar capacity installed since 2009 [G eenw ks, 2011] r or
  • ALBERICI HEADQUARTERS  Platinum LEED Rating  Renovated 50-year old structure  65 kW wind turbine  Produces 20% of electrical energy  Solar panels  Preheat hot water  Indoor lighting uses 50% of typical office lighting[USGBC, 2008]
  • ALBERICI HEADQUARTERS  Renewable resources and materials  Bamboo ply board  Cork flooring  Particle board (made from wheat)  Roof (made from natural soybean-oil polymer  Refurbished materials  Parking Garage  blocks north winds  allows southern wind  Rainwater collection  Runoff feeds local ecosystem  Mechanical cooling  Reduce “urban heat island” effect[USGBC, 2008]
  • ALBERICI HEADQUARTERS  Ventilation • 75% of areas have  Under floor air- distribution access to natural  Natural wind lighting  Sunlight blocked • 90% office workers by have direct outside  Sunscreens views  Masonry Glazing on walls[USGBC, 2008]
  • ST. LOUIS FUTURE St. Louis County Green and Growing  to increase sustainability and energy efficiency while reducing green house gas emissions by turning attention to “building management, transportation, green buildings, land use, development, economic development, waste management, air quality, conservation, procurement, administratio n, and community engagement”.
  • ST. LOUIS FUTURE “Green” ordinances Movement off-grid LEED certified new buildings
  • 1 BLIGH STREET, SYDNEY  Australia’s first high rise double skin façade system  Tri-generation system from gas and solar energy  Black water recycling system and rainwater harvesting  High strength concrete and innovative column design  Recycled materials[The Fi f t h
  • 2030 SUSTAINABLE SYDNEY Move away from coal power Utilize tri-generation Zero carbon gases Lessen peak energy using photovoltaics Reduce consumption of drinking water GBCA supports pollution tax Hoping to make Green Star ratings required