Green Building at the Chicago 2016 Olympics
Empty Talk? The Issue <ul><li>Chicago: Finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition: Madrid, Ri...
Compare: <ul><li>Tokyo (2016 Bid) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100,000 seat Olympic Stadium on Tokyo Bay with solar panels on the...
Chicago’s Bid Vision <ul><ul><li>A “Blue-Green” Olympics </li></ul></ul>
Blue-Green: Environmental Legacy <ul><li>Recognition of the Critical Importance of Water to All Life </li></ul><ul><li>Mos...
What About the Olympic Village? <ul><li>After the Bid Release, the plans for the Village were Released </li></ul><ul><li>L...
The Need for Green Building <ul><li>Buildings are One of the Heaviest Consumers of Natural Resources  </li></ul><ul><li>In...
What Makes a Building Green? <ul><li>Energy Use & Emissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><...
National Green Building Initiatives <ul><li>The U.S. Green Building Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Profit made up of ov...
LEED Green Building Rating System <ul><li>Voluntary  national rating system  to develop high-performing and sustainable bu...
LEED Benefits <ul><li>Rigorous 3 rd  Party Commissioning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Public Recognition of the Achievement o...
EPA’s Energy Star Program <ul><li>Recently extended from appliances and electronics to whole structures </li></ul><ul><li>...
Does Anyone Care? <ul><li>Since the inception of LEED in 1998, it has encompassed more than 14,000 projects in every U.S. ...
Local & State Initiatives <ul><li>Nearly 3 times as many cities adopted green building policies in 2008 as did 4 years ago...
What About Chicago? <ul><li>The Chicago Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In June 2004, the City Passed a  </li></ul></ul><ul...
Ensuring Chicago Has the “Greenest Bid Ever” <ul><li>Project Focus: The Olympic Village </li></ul><ul><li>LEED v. Energy S...
City Resolutions <ul><li>Black’s Law Dictionary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A formal expression of an opinion, intention, or dec...
Possible Support from Elected Officials <ul><li>President Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>Mayor Richard M. Daley </li></ul>...
Forward Chicago <ul><li>Goal: “Green” the Bid for the 2016 Olympics and leave an environmental legacy for all Chicago Resi...
Potential Opposition <ul><li>Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (4 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerged as a Leader on Affordable Hou...
References <ul><li>“ Chicago Promising Greenest Olympics in 2016 Bid,” Caryn Rousseau, The Associated Press, 2/22/09  http...
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  1. 1. Green Building at the Chicago 2016 Olympics
  2. 2. Empty Talk? The Issue <ul><li>Chicago: Finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Official, Detailed Bid Book Submitted February 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Claim to be the “Greenest Olympic Bid Ever” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for concrete details and standards </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Compare: <ul><li>Tokyo (2016 Bid) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100,000 seat Olympic Stadium on Tokyo Bay with solar panels on the roof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most compact bid: 95% of venues located less than 5 miles from the main stadium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All facilities built in their entirety with electricity from “green” sources like wind and solar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>London (2012 Plans) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of demolition material will be reused & at least 20% of all material will be used in permanent venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onsite energy generation from renewable energy sources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Chicago’s Bid Vision <ul><ul><li>A “Blue-Green” Olympics </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Blue-Green: Environmental Legacy <ul><li>Recognition of the Critical Importance of Water to All Life </li></ul><ul><li>Most Venues along Lake Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Hope to Spark Environmental Change Locally & Globally </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Representatives from 30 Environmental, Architectural, Engineering & Governmental Entities </li></ul>
  6. 6. What About the Olympic Village? <ul><li>After the Bid Release, the plans for the Village were Released </li></ul><ul><li>Lacking in Design Ambition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 High Rises, alternating series of 8- and 16-story towers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Michael Reese Hospital grounds on the Near South Side Lakefront </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Need for Green Building <ul><li>Buildings are One of the Heaviest Consumers of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S., Buildings Alone account for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>72% of Electricity Consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38% of all CO2 Emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 trillion gallons of water per year </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What Makes a Building Green? <ul><li>Energy Use & Emissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indoor Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Water Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled Content </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on Local Wildlife </li></ul>
  9. 9. National Green Building Initiatives <ul><li>The U.S. Green Building Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Profit made up of over 15,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizations spanning the building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission: Transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built & operated enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy & prosperous environment that improves the quality of life </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. LEED Green Building Rating System <ul><li>Voluntary national rating system to develop high-performing and sustainable buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Universally understood & accepted tools and performance criteria </li></ul><ul><li>4 Certification Levels for New Construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified, Silver, Gold & Platinum </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. LEED Benefits <ul><li>Rigorous 3 rd Party Commissioning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Public Recognition of the Achievement of Environmental Goals </li></ul><ul><li>May be Able to Take Advantage of State & Local Government Incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cincinnati: 100% exempt from real property taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nevada: Recycled construction materials are exempt from local taxes </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. EPA’s Energy Star Program <ul><li>Recently extended from appliances and electronics to whole structures </li></ul><ul><li>To qualify, building or manufacturing plant must score in the top 25% based on EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building operator monitors energy and water meters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA then compares data to other similar facilities </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Does Anyone Care? <ul><li>Since the inception of LEED in 1998, it has encompassed more than 14,000 projects in every U.S. state & 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Currently over 6,200 Energy Star-qualified buildings and plants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumulatively saving more than $1.7 Billion in Energy Costs & reduced more than 13 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equal to eliminating the emissions from 1.8 million homes for a year </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Local & State Initiatives <ul><li>Nearly 3 times as many cities adopted green building policies in 2008 as did 4 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, there is Legislation, Executive Orders, Policies & Initiatives based in LEED found in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>44 States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>186 Localities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31 State Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Federal Agencies or Departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>39 Institutions of Higher Education </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What About Chicago? <ul><li>The Chicago Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In June 2004, the City Passed a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolution Requiring All New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City-Funded Construction & Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation Projects to Earn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chicago Climate Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Green Permit Program </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ensuring Chicago Has the “Greenest Bid Ever” <ul><li>Project Focus: The Olympic Village </li></ul><ul><li>LEED v. Energy Star v. Chicago Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing City Resolution tailored to Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But, Chicago Standard doesn’t achieve highest LEED rating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Momentum for Green Building & Reputation for Architecture is There </li></ul><ul><li>Goal  City Resolution advising that the Olympic Village be built to achieve Platinum LEED certification for New Structures </li></ul>
  17. 17. City Resolutions <ul><li>Black’s Law Dictionary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A formal expression of an opinion, intention, or decision by an official body or assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not Legally Binding </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Key Legislative Body  City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Has Used Them Often </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feb. 2009: In Support of UN Convention of the Rights of the Child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct. 2003: Condemning the USA Patriot Act for it’s effect on minorities </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Possible Support from Elected Officials <ul><li>President Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>Mayor Richard M. Daley </li></ul><ul><li>Alderman Mary Ann Smith (48 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKA “Chicago’s Green Alderman” </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Forward Chicago <ul><li>Goal: “Green” the Bid for the 2016 Olympics and leave an environmental legacy for all Chicago Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Public-Private Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends of the Chicago River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Neighborhood Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Governments for Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Law & Policy Center for the Midwest </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Potential Opposition <ul><li>Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (4 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerged as a Leader on Affordable Housing Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has Voiced Concerns on the Cost & Development Impact of the 2016 Olympic Village in her Ward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voted Against Backing the 2016 Bid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Games Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Communities for Equitable </li></ul><ul><li>Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Building Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a Fan of Mandates </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. References <ul><li>“ Chicago Promising Greenest Olympics in 2016 Bid,” Caryn Rousseau, The Associated Press, 2/22/09 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2009-02-22 2200121771_x.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tokyo Proposes Compact, ‘Green’ Olympics,” Chicago Tribune, 2/13/09 http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/02/tokyo-makes-cheaper-greener-olympic-games-bid.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chicago 2016 Collaborates on Climate Initiative,” 2/24/09, http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/chicago_2016/1216134143.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Is Blue-Green the New Black? Chicago’s Olympic Plan & An Award-Winning Research Proposal Float This Big Idea,” 2/18/09 http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2009/02/a-bluegreen-chicago-olympics-and-a-bluegreen-prize-for-archeworks.html </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago 2016, www.chicago2016.org </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chicago’s Olympic Village Plans Lack Creative Sparkle, Aesthetic Punch”, 2/09 http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/theskyline/2009/02/architecture-is-supposed-to-be-chicagos-strong-suit-in-its-quest-to-host-the-2016-summer-games-but-the-plans-for-an-olymp.html?obref=outbrain </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chicago Eco-Bridge to 2016,” Ryan Delia, 2/20/09 http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/02/chicago-eco-bridge-to-2016-by-adrian-smith-gordon-gill.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ ICLEI Joins the Climate Group & Chicago 2016 to Announce Olympic ‘Green Program,’” 6/25/08 http://www.icleiusa.org/news-events/press-room/press-releases/iclei-joins-the-climate-group-and-chicago-2016-to-announce-olympic-201cgreen201d-program </li></ul><ul><li>US Green Building Council, www.uscgbc.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ ’ Green’ Building Codes Sprout Up Across USA,” Wendy Koch, USA Today, 8/13/08 http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2008-08-06-Buildgreen_N.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Olympic Village Major Gamble,” David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times, 1/25/07 http://www.suntimes.com/business/228145,CST-FIN-develop25.article </li></ul><ul><li>“ Chicago City Council Backs 2016 Olympic Bid,” USA Today, 3/14/07 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2007-03-14-chicago-bid_N.htm </li></ul><ul><li>City of Chicago, Department of the Environment, The Chicago Standard http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalContentItemAction.do?contentOID=536910321&contenTypeName=COC_EDITORIAL&topChannelName=Dept&channelId=0&programId=0&entityName=Environment&deptMainCategoryOID=-536887205 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Climate Action Plan http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org/pages/buildings/50.php </li></ul>
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