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  • 1. Green Building at the Chicago 2016 Olympics
  • 2. Empty Talk? The Issue
    • Chicago: Finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics
      • Competition: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo
    • Official, Detailed Bid Book Submitted February 12
    • Claim to be the “Greenest Olympic Bid Ever”
      • Need for concrete details and standards
  • 3. Compare:
    • Tokyo (2016 Bid)
      • 100,000 seat Olympic Stadium on Tokyo Bay with solar panels on the roof
      • Most compact bid: 95% of venues located less than 5 miles from the main stadium
      • All facilities built in their entirety with electricity from “green” sources like wind and solar
    • London (2012 Plans)
      • 90% of demolition material will be reused & at least 20% of all material will be used in permanent venues
      • Onsite energy generation from renewable energy sources
  • 4. Chicago’s Bid Vision
      • A “Blue-Green” Olympics
  • 5. Blue-Green: Environmental Legacy
    • Recognition of the Critical Importance of Water to All Life
    • Most Venues along Lake Michigan
    • Hope to Spark Environmental Change Locally & Globally
    • Partnership with Representatives from 30 Environmental, Architectural, Engineering & Governmental Entities
  • 6. What About the Olympic Village?
    • After the Bid Release, the plans for the Village were Released
    • Lacking in Design Ambition
      • 21 High Rises, alternating series of 8- and 16-story towers
      • Location: Michael Reese Hospital grounds on the Near South Side Lakefront
  • 7. The Need for Green Building
    • Buildings are One of the Heaviest Consumers of Natural Resources
    • In the U.S., Buildings Alone account for:
      • 72% of Electricity Consumption
      • 38% of all CO2 Emissions
      • 15 trillion gallons of water per year
  • 8. What Makes a Building Green?
    • Energy Use & Emissions
      • Major consideration
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Water Conservation
    • Recycled Content
    • Habitat Protection
    • Access to Transportation
    • Impact on Local Wildlife
  • 9. National Green Building Initiatives
    • The U.S. Green Building Council
      • Non-Profit made up of over 15,000
      • organizations spanning the building
      • industry
      • 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
  • 10. LEED Green Building Rating System
    • Voluntary national rating system to develop high-performing and sustainable buildings
    • Universally understood & accepted tools and performance criteria
    • 4 Certification Levels for New Construction
      • Certified, Silver, Gold & Platinum
  • 11. LEED Benefits
    • Rigorous 3 rd Party Commissioning Process
    • Public Recognition of the Achievement of Environmental Goals
    • May be Able to Take Advantage of State & Local Government Incentives
      • Cincinnati: 100% exempt from real property taxes
      • Nevada: Recycled construction materials are exempt from local taxes
  • 12. EPA’s Energy Star Program
    • Recently extended from appliances and electronics to whole structures
    • To qualify, building or manufacturing plant must score in the top 25% based on EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System
      • Building operator monitors energy and water meters
      • EPA then compares data to other similar facilities
  • 13. Does Anyone Care?
    • Since the inception of LEED in 1998, it has encompassed more than 14,000 projects in every U.S. state & 30 countries
    • Currently over 6,200 Energy Star-qualified buildings and plants
      • Cumulatively saving more than $1.7 Billion in Energy Costs & reduced more than 13 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
        • Equal to eliminating the emissions from 1.8 million homes for a year
  • 14. Local & State Initiatives
    • Nearly 3 times as many cities adopted green building policies in 2008 as did 4 years ago
    • Currently, there is Legislation, Executive Orders, Policies & Initiatives based in LEED found in:
      • 44 States
      • 186 Localities
      • 31 State Governments
      • 12 Federal Agencies or Departments
      • 39 Institutions of Higher Education
  • 15. What About Chicago?
    • The Chicago Standard
      • In June 2004, the City Passed a
      • Resolution Requiring All New
      • City-Funded Construction & Major
      • Renovation Projects to Earn
      • LEED Certification
    • Chicago Climate Action Plan
    • Green Permit Program
  • 16. Ensuring Chicago Has the “Greenest Bid Ever”
    • Project Focus: The Olympic Village
    • LEED v. Energy Star v. Chicago Standard
      • International Recognition
      • Existing City Resolution tailored to Chicago
        • But, Chicago Standard doesn’t achieve highest LEED rating
    • The Momentum for Green Building & Reputation for Architecture is There
    • Goal  City Resolution advising that the Olympic Village be built to achieve Platinum LEED certification for New Structures
  • 17. City Resolutions
    • Black’s Law Dictionary
      • A formal expression of an opinion, intention, or decision by an official body or assembly
    • Not Legally Binding
    • Statement of Policies
    • Key Legislative Body  City Council
    • Chicago Has Used Them Often
      • Feb. 2009: In Support of UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
      • Oct. 2003: Condemning the USA Patriot Act for it’s effect on minorities
  • 18. Possible Support from Elected Officials
    • President Barack Obama
    • Mayor Richard M. Daley
    • Alderman Mary Ann Smith (48 th )
      • AKA “Chicago’s Green Alderman”
  • 19. Forward Chicago
    • Goal: “Green” the Bid for the 2016 Olympics and leave an environmental legacy for all Chicago Residents
    • Public-Private Partnership
    • Members:
      • City of Chicago
      • Chicago 2016
      • Friends of the Chicago River
      • Center for Neighborhood Technology
      • Local Governments for Sustainability
      • Environmental Law & Policy Center for the Midwest
  • 20. Potential Opposition
    • Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (4 th )
      • Emerged as a Leader on Affordable Housing Issues
      • Has Voiced Concerns on the Cost & Development Impact of the 2016 Olympic Village in her Ward
      • Voted Against Backing the 2016 Bid
    • No Games Chicago
    • Communities for Equitable
    • Olympics
    • Preservation Chicago
    • Building Associations
      • Not a Fan of Mandates
  • 21. References
    • “ 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
    • “ Tokyo Proposes Compact, ‘Green’ Olympics,” Chicago Tribune, 2/13/09 http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/02/tokyo-makes-cheaper-greener-olympic-games-bid.html
    • “ Chicago 2016 Collaborates on Climate Initiative,” 2/24/09, http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/chicago_2016/1216134143.html
    • “ 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
    • Chicago 2016, www.chicago2016.org
    • “ 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
    • “ 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
    • “ 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
    • US Green Building Council, www.uscgbc.com
    • “ ’ 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
    • “ Olympic Village Major Gamble,” David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times, 1/25/07 http://www.suntimes.com/business/228145,CST-FIN-develop25.article
    • “ 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
    • 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
    • Chicago Climate Action Plan http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org/pages/buildings/50.php

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