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Gulf Coast Green speakers, Rives Taylor & Richard Johnson, presented "Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Campus Communities" on 4/16/2010 in Houston, Texas

Gulf Coast Green speakers, Rives Taylor & Richard Johnson, presented "Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Campus Communities" on 4/16/2010 in Houston, Texas

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  • 1. Gulf Coast Green April 2010 Houston TX Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Campus Communities What will we leave for the Class of 2020?
  • 2. Gulf Coast Green April 2010 Houston TX Rives T. Taylor, FAIA, LEED AP Principal l Director of Sustainability Gensler/Houston *Formerly with OFPC/UTHSC-H Richard R. Johnson Director of Sustainability Rice University
  • 3. Gulf Coast Green April 2010 Houston TX A southeast Texas perspective —experience we’ve gained.
  • 4. Gulf Coast Green April 2010 Houston TX Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities What will we leave for the Class of 2020?
  • 5. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Sustainable Initiatives A look back. A look at today… and a look forward.
  • 6. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Community Issues Corporate Institutional Campus Campus Community Community Civic Community
  • 7. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Community Issues Corporate Institutional Campus Campus Community FISCAL Community CONSTRAINTS IMAGE & BRAND HEALTH DEMAND SAFETY & FOR POLICY WELFARE CHANGE Civic Community
  • 8. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Community Issues Renewal, Restoration & Corporate Institutional Regeneration Campus Campus Community Community Reactive vs. Evolving Proactive Community Response Expectations Contingency to Cultural Shifts Plans Disaster Civic Planning Community
  • 9. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Taking a look back A historical view of past initiatives and the challenges faced by institutions as the concept of sustainable campus communities emerged.
  • 10. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study copyright Hester + Hardaway University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
  • 11. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Case Study: UTHSC-Houston Biodegradable Composting Permaculture Campus Wide Cleaning Products Worm Composting Recycling Program Initiatives at UTHSC-H Campus wide recycling and composting Biodegradable cleaning products
  • 12. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Case Study: UTHSC-Houston Urban Transport Vehicles Recovered Wood Flooring Initiatives at UTHSC-H Alternative transportation Recovered and regional materials selection Life-cycle analysis of materials Carbon balancing Bike Check-out System
  • 13. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Case Study: UTHSC-Houston Efficient Light Shelves Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lighting a Photovoltaic Installation Initiatives at UTHSC-H Energy conservation “Daylight belongs to the people” Renewable energy program Green Power
  • 14. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Case Study: UTHSC-Houston Initiatives at UTHSC- H Material Selections: Reclaimed floors Ceiling demountable partitions Daylight planning Indirect lighting Lighting sensors Mechanical upgrades IAQ focus
  • 15. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Case Study: UTHSC-Houston Initiatives at UTHSC-H Educate health professionals and scientists in a diverse academic community Create and evaluate new knowledge Provide appropriate and compassionate clinical care and public health expertise Address the health needs of the community Provide leadership in the scholarship of the biomedical sciences, the health professions, health care delivery and health promotion Mission Statement: …to advance the health of the people of the State of Texas, the nation, and our global community through educating compassionate health care professionals and innovative scientists and through discovering and translating advances in the social and biomedical Excellence Above All sciences to treat, cure, and prevent disease now and in the future.
  • 16. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives The Incorporation of Sustainable Strategies Taking a look forward Current trends on university campuses to achieve an ecologically balanced environment.
  • 17. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation How can sustainable strategies be incorporated into each program? How can success be measured?
  • 18. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation Indoor Environmental Quality Low-Emitting Materials Increased Ventilation Effectiveness Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Construction IAQ Management Plan Thermal Comfort
  • 19. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation Materials and Resources Divert 75% of Construction Waste Recycled Content, 50% Local/ Regional Materials Certified Wood
  • 20. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation Energy and Atmosphere Optimize Energy Performance 40% Additional Commissioning Measurement and Verification
  • 21. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation Water Efficiency Water Use Reduction 20% and 30% Water Efficient Landscaping Innovative Wastewater Technologies
  • 22. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities The Seven Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design and Operation Sustainable Sites Reduced Site Disturbance Stormwater Management Light Pollution Reduction
  • 23. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Economic Impact
  • 24. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Economic Impact Envelope Design Maximizing Daylight Perimeter Zone: Views and Light 3 Atria: Better Daylight Distribution Core Location Provides Greater Access Views to Park East Side: Active West Side: Quiet Hot West: Street Cool East: Park Placing the core to the west side of the footprint allows a large flexible floor plan which captures as much daylight as possible…. The 3 atria allow many private inboard offices to be day lit
  • 25. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Passive Energy Systems copyright Hester + Hardaway
  • 26. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Efficient Envelope copyright Hester + Hardaway
  • 27. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Energy Efficiency Some of the Technologies and Methods for Reducing Energy Use Include: Super efficient windows Raised access flooring with an under floor air distribution system Light sensors that detect daylight and motion Efficient fluorescent light fixtures such as T-5 fluorescent and compact fluorescent
  • 28. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Raised Access Flooring: Cooling Tradition An Under Floor Air al Overhead Distribution System Air Offers a Variety of Distribut ion Energy Saving System Advantages: Heated air temperature can be lower and provide comfort Cooled air temperature can be higher and Raised provide comfort Access Flooring Less fan energy is with an Under Floor required Air Distribution Less overall energy may System be needed to provide the same level of comfort Only the occupied zone needs to be heated or cooled
  • 29. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Energy Efficiency Atrium Day Lighting Zone
  • 30. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison Case Study copyright Hester + Hardaway UTHSC-H Medical School Complex
  • 31. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Sometimes bad things happen.
  • 32. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Tropical Storm Allison June 2001 Flood Waters Invade the City of Houston
  • 33. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Tropical Storm Allison June 2001 UTHSC-H was Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Allison The Medical School Complex includes the The Texas Medical School Building, the John Freeman Medical Center Building, and the Cyclotron Facility.
  • 34. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison SC-H Medical School Complex, June 9, 2001
  • 35. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison The Medical School Loading Dock: June 9, 2001, the day after the storm, After 72 hours of pumping water out of the water level was down by 8 feet. the basement
  • 36. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison Flood Damage to the Medical School Building: Water completely destroyed the Gross Anatomy Lab
  • 37. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison
  • 38. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison
  • 39. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison
  • 40. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Disaster Planning Solutions after Tropical Storm Allison
  • 41. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach Green Roofs Permeable Paving Street Sweeping Bioswales Streambank Stabilization
  • 42. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities Constructed Wetlands Regional Detention Green Parking Facilities Rooftop Collection and Storage
  • 43. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach Institute of Molecular Medicine Campus Scale Building natural capital through increasing connections, efficiency, pedestrian traffic, reduce traffic, and restoring natural systems.
  • 44. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach Brays Bayou Plan
  • 45. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach Structure Circulation HVAC Materials
  • 46. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Hazard Mitigation Action Plan A Watershed Approach View Looking North-east
  • 47. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives The monster growth of sustainable action
  • 48. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities A movement is born… “…examine resource flows on this campus: food, energy, water, materials, and waste. Faculty and students should together study the wells, mines, farms, feedlots, and forests that supply the campus as well as the dumps where you send your waste. Collectively… support better alternatives that do less environmental damage, lower carbon dioxide emissions, reduce use of toxic substances, promote energy efficiency and the use of solar energy, help to build a sustainable regional economy, cut long-term costs, and provide an example to other institutions. The results of these studies should be woven into the curriculum as interdisciplinary courses, seminars, lectures, and research. No student should graduate without understanding how to analyze resource flows and without the opportunity to participate in the creation of real solutions to real problems.” — Dr. David Orr, 1990
  • 49. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities …and a profession is born In 1997, Brian Yeoman, VP of the Office of Facilities Planning and Development for University of Texas- Houston, saw the need for someone within his department to work entirely on sustainability. He created the position of Sustainability Officer and hired George Bandy to fill the role. Together they began diligently working to "educate, train, and inspire every member of the University, state, country, and earth to conduct their activities in a sustainable manner." Nature Source: Second George Bandy was hired in 1997 as the Sustainability Officer for the University of Texas-Houston. In this position, he developed and supported the UT-H in facility operations, construction, development and business practices that demonstrated minimum negative environmental impact. Source: Interface
  • 50. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities We Are Here! Sources: The Natural Step
  • 51. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Growth of a Profession January 2005 – Approximately 50 Campus Sustainability Professionals April 2010 – 200+ and Growing!
  • 52. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Growth of a Profession “Our vision is to see higher education take a leadership role in preparing students and employees to achieve a just and sustainable society. The campus itself would serve as a model of sustainability, with curriculum and operations reflecting an integrative approach to learning and practice. The process of education would emphasize active, experiential, inquiry based learning and real- world problem solving.” AASHE was founded in 2006, and now boasts a membership of over 550 4-year colleges and universities, and over 200 2-year and community colleges.
  • 53. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Coordinated Trans-Institutional Leadership
  • 54. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities An Issue of Competitiveness!
  • 55. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities A Response to Green Report Cards
  • 56. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives A look at today The long-term plans and strategies of Rice University as they strive to achieve the best of both worlds: facilities expansion in tandem with ecological restoration.
  • 57. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study Rice University
  • 58. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Lynn R. Lowery Arboretum at Rice University, created 1999
  • 59. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Rice University Sustainability Policy Rice University recognizes the critical importance of sustainability. Its present needs must be met while protecting the interests of future generations. The Shell Center for Sustainability, the Center for the Study of Environment and Society, the Environment & Energy Systems Institute and student organizations should be utilized to foster environmental consciousness and mitigate the university’s ecological footprint. Rice University works with students, faculty, and staff to improve environmental sensitivity. University practices will evolve along with the Rice community to keep abreast with changing needs and new technologies. The University believes that students who graduate from Rice need to understand the concepts of sustainability and possess a sense of responsibility for the future. Adopted by the Rice University Board of Trustees, March 2004
  • 60. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University
  • 61. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University “Going Green: Rice Commits To Building Energy-Saving, Eco- Friendly Facilities” Rice News, August 24, 2006
  • 62. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University
  • 63. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Rice University Commits to Go Climate Neutral
  • 64. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Initial Green Building Expectations Exceeded Estimated LEED Credits Collaborative Research Center 34 11 24 Duncan College 48 12 9 Yes Maybe Oshman Engineering Design No 33 6 30 Kitchen Recreation Center 35 19 15 LEED Levels of Certification 0 69 Silver Platinum Certified Certified: 26-32 points Gold Silver: 33-38 points Gold: 39-51 points Platinum: 52-69 points
  • 65. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Sustainable Facilities Policy Sets a Higher Goal Rice University is committed to continuous improvement in reducing its ecological footprint, with the ultimate goal of designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining its buildings, grounds, and infrastructure in such a way as to be described as ecologically restorative. As part of this process, all new on-campus buildings with anticipated design lives of more than 30 years shall be designed and certified to the latest edition of the US Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system at the “Silver” level at minimum… As the University considers new projects for development, campus sustainability goals shall be integral to the process of initial site selection and project evaluation… — adopted March 2008
  • 66. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Approximately 1 Million sf of LEED Facilities Project LEED Rating Biosciences Research Collaborative (Core and Shell) Silver at minimum Biosciences Research Collaborative (Tenant Improvement) Silver at minimum Brockman Hall for Physics Silver at minimum Duncan College Gold expected Gibbs Recreation Center Silver expected McMurtry College Gold expected Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen Gold Rice Children's Campus Silver South Colleges Renovations Silver expected Wilson House Silver expected
  • 67. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University
  • 68. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Students Approve New Fee to Fund Student-initiated Energy Projects
  • 69. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for A Power Plant Sparks an Texas Communities Sustainable Ecological Restoration
  • 70. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 71. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 72. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 73. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 74. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 75. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Texas Communities
  • 76. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable TexasMarket at Rice University Houston Farmers’ Communities
  • 77. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Rice Solar Decathlon Team
  • 78. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University Ze-Row: The Zero Energy Row House
  • 79. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Institutional Initiatives Case Study: Rice University
  • 80. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives An additional look at today Initiatives and implementation strategies from a global energy company’s current master plan development with similar sustainable objectives as Rice University.
  • 81. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study BP Westlake Campus
  • 82. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus
  • 83. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus
  • 84. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Provide on-street bike facilities, with the flow of traffic along Grisby and WestLake Park Boulevard for road bike commuters. Grisby reduced to one lane of vehicular and one lane of bicycle traffic in each direction. Bike lane to be marked by painted lane markings. Provide secured bicycle parking on the ground floor of parking garages within 200 yds of the building entry for a minimum of 5% of the building occupants. Provide secured parking facilities at the CDC parcel recreation area parking lot. Provide secondary bike paths in campus open space for security and recreational purposes. Campus Bike Facilities Plan
  • 85. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Recommended 1) BP Owned Campus Efforts - follow LEED ND Approaches Use the current tool as a guide for design, construction and operations; document compliance but do not submit to USGBC validation. Await further development of tool and re-evaluate in 4- Across the campus there are six year window (at completion of current projected new faculties) different applications of LEED tools. Each LEED tool noted (at right) 2) BP Owned and New Constructed Buildings - certify LEED NC evolves and the latest version of the 2.2 (or better) Gold Level tool should be the measuring stick. With the potential of two LEED NC Platinum buildings on I-10, the remainder of facilities should target Gold Certification (with USGBC documentation submission) and calculate a total project budget ceiling (capital expenditure) for an increase of 3% for high performance/ sustainable features. 3) BP Modifications of Existing BP Owned Buildings - follow LEED NC 2.2 If overall building plant, envelope or site design/construction projects occur, the projects should use as many LEED NC strategies as possible without actual LEED registration. These LEED strategies should be documented and carried as part of building delivery requirements.
  • 86. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Recommended 4) BP Interior Modifications of Existing Buildings (owned) Approaches Both in and NOT in LEED Certified Facilities - follow LEED CI 2.0. All projects should use LEED CI protocol and attain basic “certification” or better under USGBC protocol; with total project budget in capital expenditure an increase of 1.5% for high performance/sustainable features. 5) BP Interior Modifications of Leased Spaces - follow LEED CI 2.0. All projects should subscribe to LEED CI protocol, documenting attainment and if possible seek at least basic certification under USGBC protocol; and/or total project budget in capital expenditure an increase of 1.5% for high performance/sustainable features. IF THE OWNER OF BUILDING IS SUPPORTIVE, ATTAIN LEED CI CERTIFICATION 6) BP Ongoing Operations (facilities) - certify LEED EB All LEED certified and other LEED influenced projects should then use the LEED existing building protocol to continue to operate the facility in a sustainable manner Where possible register and certify
  • 87. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Water Collection Water collected from roof of building and garage (180,000 sf) and condensate • Basement de-watering collected • Below grade cistern stores 400,000 gal. of water • Filtration system
  • 88. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Water Use • Harvested water used for irrigation, water features, cooling tower make-up, flushing toilets and urinals • Water efficiency measures utilize 80% of water from sources other than potable, city water, compared to typical buildings, targeting 5 LEED NC 2.2 points
  • 89. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus On-Site Energy Generation • On-site power from a 5 megawatt, natural gas fired combined heat and power plant is more efficient and reliable than power from the grid • Photovoltaic array on garage roof provides 2.5 to 5% of the building energy • Energy consumption is 30% or less than ASHRAE 90.1 2004 standards • Solar and wind power demonstration projects and other sustainability displays CHP Plant provide teaching tools for visitors and students
  • 90. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus High Performance Envelope • Shading and glazing percentage strategy is different for each facade • High performance glazing allows for extensive daylighting with minimal heat gain • Laminated glass achieves high wind resistance • Thermal and vapor performance of wall and roof section is enhanced • “Cool” roof strategies
  • 91. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus Native Landscaping • Xeri-scaping • Minimal irrigation (rain- water based) • Biodiversity of Katy Prairie is restored • Filtration
  • 92. Looking Long: Striving for Sustainable Communities Corporate Initiatives Case Study: BP Westlake Campus
  • 93. Gulf Coast Green April 2010 Houston TX Questions & Answers