Green for Good: How and why Wilder Built Green Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Wilder Center Auditorium
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
About Wilder
About Wilder <ul><li>Programs working for </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Troubled Youth and Families...
The need for Wilder Center <ul><li>An efficient and cost effective future for the Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Improve and...
Wilder Center Overview <ul><li>100,000 square feet, 4 stories </li></ul><ul><li>300 employees from 4 sites </li></ul><ul><...
Initial Project Partners key to LEED ® <ul><li>Duke Construction </li></ul><ul><li>General Contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Pe...
Project Partners key to LEED cont.. <ul><li>Weidt Group , Energy Design Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt Electric , Elec...
Wilder’s growing interest in being Green Duke engaged P+W selected June ‘05 Feb ‘05 Today and beyond Jan ‘05 Site selected
Why was Wilder interested in LEED? <ul><li>Wilder works to build sustainable families and communities </li></ul><ul><li>LE...
Wilder’s Business Case for LEED <ul><li>Improved indoor environmental quality promotes a healthy and productive workforce ...
What  is  LEED? <ul><li>“ The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourage...
A LEED for every building <ul><li>LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an  immediate  and ...
Four Levels of LEED Platinum Gold Silver Certified Wilder Center is expected to receive a LEED Gold rating
LEED Credits in six Categories <ul><li>Sustainable Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Water Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and A...
The LEED checklist <ul><li>We’ve included a working draft of the Wilder Center LEED checklist as a handout. </li></ul><ul>...
For more information <ul><li>Please refer to the Wilder Center + LEED handout for additional details on which credits Wild...
After occupancy
Exemplary recycling program <ul><li>Increased recycling by over 30% in 1 st  quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed recycling at ...
Employees’ reactions <ul><li>“ I’m more excited to work here because it is a green building; part of my value system is re...
Employees’ reactions cont… <ul><li>“ I love the natural light, especially since I’m in a cubicle.  It is energizing and in...
Dale Emter Pre-Construction Manager Duke Construction
Lexington Park - 2008
Wilder Center: LEED Timeline Construction: 18 months PlanningDesign: 12 months Commission: 8 months May ‘08 * * * * * * * ...
Wilder Center: LEED Strategies <ul><li>Site Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) </li></ul><ul>...
Wilder Center: Site Selection
ACCESS FLOORING, DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION, DAYLIGHTING
Source:  “Turning Green Into Gold” by B. Alan Whitson
Wilder Center: Under Floor
Source:  “Turning Green Into Gold” by B. Alan Whitson
Wilder Center: Silver to Gold Cost Note :  This is a guideline determined for the Wilder project, and will vary from proje...
Doug Pierce Senior Architectural Associate Perkins + Will 1250 +  Professionals Nationwide 750 +  LEED Accredited Professi...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Integrative    Whole Systems Thinking + Analysis   The...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Smaller is Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Int...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Evolutionary    Incremental Change @ Revolutionary Spe...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful    Identify + Creatively Use Available Res...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Example: The Inherent Beauty of Energy Efficiency <...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Example: The Inherent Beauty of Energy Efficiency <...
The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Infinite    Needs + Wants + Ethics + Values   We play ...
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    1. 1. Green for Good: How and why Wilder Built Green Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Wilder Center Auditorium
    2. 2. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    3. 3. About Wilder
    4. 4. About Wilder <ul><li>Programs working for </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Troubled Youth and Families </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>School Success </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    5. 5. The need for Wilder Center <ul><li>An efficient and cost effective future for the Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Improve and transform core businesses </li></ul><ul><li>An inspirational new face of the Wilder Foundation by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing how the “business of the Foundation” is done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a place that “delights & dignifies every visitor” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing how sustainable building design contributes to the shaping of sustainable communities </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Wilder Center Overview <ul><li>100,000 square feet, 4 stories </li></ul><ul><li>300 employees from 4 sites </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 acre property, .3 acre green space </li></ul><ul><li>400-car parking ramp </li></ul><ul><li>$35.6 million project cost </li></ul><ul><li>$10.4 million fundraising goal </li></ul><ul><li>Occupancy completed January 2008 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Initial Project Partners key to LEED ® <ul><li>Duke Construction </li></ul><ul><li>General Contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Perkins + Will </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture and Interior Design </li></ul><ul><li>Dunham Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical & Electrical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>RLK Incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineers </li></ul>
    8. 8. Project Partners key to LEED cont.. <ul><li>Weidt Group , Energy Design Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Hunt Electric , Electrical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Horwitz , Mechanical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>General Sheet Metal (GSM) , Mechanical Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Damon Farber Associates , Landscape Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) , Commissioning Agent </li></ul><ul><li>All firms and sub-contractors to implement the design </li></ul><ul><li>Generous foundations, corporations and individual donors </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wilder’s growing interest in being Green Duke engaged P+W selected June ‘05 Feb ‘05 Today and beyond Jan ‘05 Site selected
    10. 10. Why was Wilder interested in LEED? <ul><li>Wilder works to build sustainable families and communities </li></ul><ul><li>LEED promotes practices that emphasize environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Wilder Center is a showcase for the connection between sustainable communities and their built environment </li></ul>
    11. 11. Wilder’s Business Case for LEED <ul><li>Improved indoor environmental quality promotes a healthy and productive workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising tool - sets Wilder apart and increases opportunities to engage potential donors </li></ul>
    12. 12. What is LEED? <ul><li>“ The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria .” </li></ul>-USGBC The Wilder Foundation is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    13. 13. A LEED for every building <ul><li>LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. </li></ul>LEED Rating systems are available for different types of projects and their entire life-cycle. Wilder Center was designed and built using the LEED-NC rating system.
    14. 14. Four Levels of LEED Platinum Gold Silver Certified Wilder Center is expected to receive a LEED Gold rating
    15. 15. LEED Credits in six Categories <ul><li>Sustainable Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Water Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Materials and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Innovation </li></ul>
    16. 16. The LEED checklist <ul><li>We’ve included a working draft of the Wilder Center LEED checklist as a handout. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects earn points for the credits they employ </li></ul><ul><li>Each level of certification (silver, gold, etc) has a threshold of a minimum number of points </li></ul>
    17. 17. For more information <ul><li>Please refer to the Wilder Center + LEED handout for additional details on which credits Wilder chose to pursue. This information is also available at our green design education center in the lobby. </li></ul>
    18. 18. After occupancy
    19. 19. Exemplary recycling program <ul><li>Increased recycling by over 30% in 1 st quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed recycling at every desk collected each night </li></ul><ul><li>Small trash bins are emptied by employees </li></ul><ul><li>This encourages employees to be more thoughtful about what they throw away vs. recycle </li></ul>Trash bins at employees’ desks are only 5” high!
    20. 20. Employees’ reactions <ul><li>“ I’m more excited to work here because it is a green building; part of my value system is reflected at my workplace.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Just by having built this building in a sustainable way Wilder has accomplished something – and I’m proud of that.” </li></ul>
    21. 21. Employees’ reactions cont… <ul><li>“ I love the natural light, especially since I’m in a cubicle. It is energizing and invigorating.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My behavior at work around trash and recycling has changed what I do at home.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I use the shower when I bike to work – it’s great!” </li></ul>
    22. 22. Dale Emter Pre-Construction Manager Duke Construction
    23. 23. Lexington Park - 2008
    24. 24. Wilder Center: LEED Timeline Construction: 18 months PlanningDesign: 12 months Commission: 8 months May ‘08 * * * * * * * * May ‘05 * * * * * * * LEED Workshop Owner Interest in Green Verification Construction LEED Workshop Planning & Design LEED Certification
    25. 25. Wilder Center: LEED Strategies <ul><li>Site Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) </li></ul><ul><li>Daylight Harvesting </li></ul>
    26. 26. Wilder Center: Site Selection
    27. 27. ACCESS FLOORING, DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION, DAYLIGHTING
    28. 28. Source: “Turning Green Into Gold” by B. Alan Whitson
    29. 29. Wilder Center: Under Floor
    30. 30. Source: “Turning Green Into Gold” by B. Alan Whitson
    31. 31. Wilder Center: Silver to Gold Cost Note : This is a guideline determined for the Wilder project, and will vary from project to project due to location, scope and product type variables.
    32. 32. Doug Pierce Senior Architectural Associate Perkins + Will 1250 + Professionals Nationwide 750 + LEED Accredited Professionals 65 Member Staff in Minneapolis Architecture and Interiors 47 LEED Accredited Professionals
    33. 33. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Integrative Whole Systems Thinking + Analysis The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts. Whole Systems - Focused on Relationships and Their Outcomes. - Includes as many Variables as Possible . Analysis - Focused on Objects. - Eliminates as many Variables as Possible. Whole Systems Matrix Analytical Linear Flow Diagram
    34. 34. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Smaller is Beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Integrated Design </li></ul><ul><li>Going Green Reduced Building Size 10,000 Sq. Ft. </li></ul><ul><li>$2.5 Million Saved in Construction Costs - $1.2 Million in Green Construction Costs - $1.3 Million in Total Construction Cost Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Shifted From Closed Offices to Open Offices. - Equitable Access to Abundant Daylight and Views - Easy Access to Colleagues for Collaboration - 20% More Fresh Air than Normal </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Health and Productivity - Greatly improved Energy Efficiency - Reduced Carbon Footprint </li></ul>It’s Integrative Whole Systems Thinking + Analysis Equity Ecology Economy
    35. 35. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Evolutionary Incremental Change @ Revolutionary Speed <ul><li>Start Early. It Takes Time to Evolve the Design and Your Thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Underfloor Displacement Ventilation </li></ul><ul><li>Several Million Sq Ft Installed on the Coasts - Wilder Center one of the Very First in Upper Midwest - Significant Change in Design and Performance - 20% of Overall Energy Savings </li></ul><ul><li>2 Months to Decide - Field Trips To Washington D.C. - 4 Energy Modeling Scenarios Studied </li></ul>LEED: 4-5 Points - (2-3) Energy Optimization Points - 1 Point Occupant Thermal Control - 1 Point Increased Ventilation (Supports this Point)
    36. 36. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Resources are NOT always Identified As Resources Example: Stormwater or Rainwater? Stormwater gets a Sewer = Negative Rainwater gets Harvested = Positive The Development installed Stormwater Tanks - Did not provide for Rainwater Harvesting - Construction Cost of Infrastructure was Spent - Wilder Could not justify the cost to Re-construct Lost 3 Potential LEED Points - No Use of Potable Water for Irrigation - Innovative Waste Water (Rainwater for Toilets) - Reduced Stormwater Run-off (LEED Level) Rainwater should be considered a Resource.
    37. 37. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Sometimes, Perceived Negatives can be Positives Example: Concrete Retaining Wall Urban Blight or Site Resource? - Originally Everyone focused on Covering Up the Wall
    38. 38. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Sometimes, Perceived Negatives can be Positives Example: Concrete Retaining Wall Urban Blight or Historic Artifact? - Last Remaining Elements of Lexington Park – Original Home of the Saints
    39. 39. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Sometimes, Perceived Negatives can be Positives Example: Concrete Retaining Wall Urban Blight or Site Resource? - Main Body of Building Already Moved North - Visible from University, Better Transit Access
    40. 40. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Sometimes, Perceived Negatives can be Positives Example: Concrete Retaining Wall Urban Blight or Urban Oasis? - Previous Negative Became a Positive Creating The Wilder Center Backyard - Choose a Compact Ramp and the Backyard over a Green Roof LEED: 1 Point for Site Heat Island Reduction and 1 Point for Development Footprint
    41. 41. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Resourceful Identify + Creatively Use Available Resources Where’s the Solar? Where’s the Wind Turbine? Example: Energy Efficiency First Excel Energy Design Assistance – A Free Site Resource - Energy Efficiency Cost 1/3 as much as Renewable Energy - More Carbon / Pollution Reduction for the investment. - Best Operations Payback; Not as Inspiring or Readily Visible. LEED: 6-7 Points Energy Optimization 1 Point Green Energy (Excel Wind Source)
    42. 42. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Example: The Inherent Beauty of Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>2005: 5,000 Minnesota Babies at risk of behavioral and learning disorders. - Coal Fired Power Plants: Responsible for 46% of Mercury Contamination. - Building use 65% of U.S. Electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Behavioral Health – One of Wilders Most Venerable Programs </li></ul>“ Nothing is Beautiful that Creates Ugliness at any other place or any other time.” David Orr It’s Authentic Needs + Wants + Ethics + Values
    43. 43. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? <ul><li>Example: The Inherent Beauty of Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings are responsible for over 48% if U.S. Green House Gas Emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>- The Wilder Center will operate on 40% to 50% less energy. - Save over 1200 Tons of Carbon Annually. (48,000 Tons over 40 years) - Equal to planting about 350 Acres of Trees Annually. </li></ul>“ Nothing is Beautiful that Creates Ugliness at any other place or any other time.” David Orr It’s Authentic Needs + Wants + Ethics + Values
    44. 44. The Wilder Center - Green for Good What is Sustainable Design? It’s Infinite Needs + Wants + Ethics + Values We play Finite games to compete and win. They always have losers and are called war…NBA, Wall Street and politics. We play Infinite games to play; they have no losers because the object of the game is to keep playing. Infinite Games are called family, culture, tree planting, storytelling, community, <sustainable design> Paul Hawken – Blessed Unrest “ There are two kinds of Games in the world. Games that end and games that don’t. There are finite games and infinite games.
    45. 45. Thank You!

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