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LEEDing the Way: Community Building Construction (Largo Community Center)
 

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Presentation made at the APWA Florida Chapter 2011 Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

Presentation made at the APWA Florida Chapter 2011 Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

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    LEEDing the Way: Community Building Construction (Largo Community Center) LEEDing the Way: Community Building Construction (Largo Community Center) Presentation Transcript

    • LEEDing the Way in Community Building Constructions: Largo Community Center Charles R. “Chas” Jordan, MPA, LEED Green Associate April 21, 2011
    • Introduction
      • Chas Jordan
      • LEED Green Associate
      • Acting Facilities Manager and Assistant Project Manager during Community Center construction
      • ADMINISTRATOR not a FACILITIES GUY
    • About the Community Center
        • ~20,000 Square Foot Complex
        • Predominantly Senior Citizen focused
        • Located in our downtown corridor
        • Strong Community Support
        • Housed a number of specialized community programs (i.e. Dance troop, Playing Card clubs, etc.)
        • At the time of the project, was roughly 30 years old with a historic “aspect” to it, in an old barn wall from 50 years ago
    • About the New Building
        • 40,000 square feet
        • Banquet / Reception and Performance Hall
        • Two Dance Studios
        • Black Box Theatre
        • Meeting Space
        • Fitness Room
        • Game and Card Rooms
        • Full-Sized Restaurant Capable Kitchen
        • Community Garden
      LEED Platinum Certified
    • Building GREEN – Why?
      • Public Projects = NEED POSITIVE PERCEPTION
      • Green Buildings “reduce maintenance and operational costs”
      • Long term benefit to the Environment and the Community
      • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design quickly becoming a design standard for buildings
    • Things We Learned
        • The LEED Process is extensive and technical
        • LEED is much more than just the construction of the building itself
        • To really receive high points, it requires financial assistance and private partnerships unless you have strong political backing
        • The Contractor and the Architect get substantially more out of the process and the certification than the City does
    • Things We Did as a Result
        • Received Financial Assistance from the Contractor and the Architect to perform some small requirements for the building to go from a LEED Gold Certification to LEED Platinum
        • Worked with the Property Owner (given to us by a Nursing Home campus) to develop Bus stops and Golf Cart parking to benefit not only the demographic of the Center, their residents, but also the LEED Requirements as well
    • LEED – Politically and Economically Feasible?
        • The Klutho Effect – People still do not believe LEED is really “Green”
        • City and County Councils becoming more and more weary of the costs associated with the Certification
        • Is the “Plaque on the Wall” worth it?
    • January 2010
    • February 2010
    • March 2010
    • April 2010
    • May 2010
    • June 2010
    • July 2010
    • August 2010
    • September 2010
    • October 2010
    • November 2010
    • Conclusion
        • Received Project of the Year Awards from both the West Coast Branch and the Florida Chapter
        • Won an Innovation award from the Recreation Management Magazine
        • Received Awards from the Association of Builders and Contractors and the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects
        • It has been highlighted by the Department of Energy for its use of Photovoltaics to reduce energy costs
        • Serves as the City's Crown Jewel for Facilities Construction and its commitment to Sustainability
    • November 2010