National Center for Community Renewal
MHSM Project No. 0510.00
February 4, 2009
Kim Mitchell MHSM Architects firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Barnes AFJMc email@example.com
Shane Sitter AFJMc firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Ypya Purtle & Associates email@example.com
Thomas Sanders Purtle & Associates firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory L. Coates USGBC-LA email@example.com
J. Shelby Taylor MHSM Architects firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Beebe MHSM Architects email@example.com
Bruce Hoffman GGCS Bruce@gulfgeoexchange.com
Murray Lloyd Concerned American firstname.lastname@example.org
Nardine Hansi MHSM Architects email@example.com
Rachel James MHSM Architects firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Bailey USGBC-LA email@example.com
Mack McCarter CRI
Mike Leonard CRI
Liz Mathews CRI
Dianne Linders CRI
Replicate CRI Model in other cities
Train others in new workforce to renew relational foundation of society.
Push the edge of green technologies to “Invent the future” of sustainability.
Build partnerships through the design process with higher education, government and others.
The building should be continually renewing.
Purtle Associates-(Thomas & Barry)
Learn more and implement green tech.
Be an example for other communities- “This is the way to build.”
Expand Business Opportunities.
Opportunity to lead in green tech.
Barry has LEED A.P.
Involvement in leading the way to building sustainably in Louisiana. Would like North Louisiana
to lead the way for Louisiana.
Promote innovation in design and operations. Steer strategic approach to sustainability-Includes
Bring full resource teams of USGBC, Trane and Stover.
AFJMc (Shane & Roger)
Opportunity to work on project of this magnitude and being on forefront.
Setting an example of how to better use the infrastructure of cities.
MHSM (Shelby, Bill, Nadine, Rachel & Kim)
Bringing LEED to interior design.
Technology process and animation development.
Use firms resources to advance this project.
Shape and ask questions that can advance green technologies (How can we combine
Create new jobs.
Grow knowledge in LEED’S process.
Grow Shreveport knowledge force/brain trusts.
GEO Exchange (Bruce Hoffman)
Assist in obtaining LEED platinum.
Has experience in LEED projects including a net zero building.
Bruce knows agency reps in D.C. and can help get us in front of check writers to assist with
This project represents a workforce initiative.
Strategies to capture jobs immediately/can get funding.
Bruce wants to bring hs team to work with local firms in developing commissioning skills.
T&L Commercial USGBC (Brian Bailey)
Believe that Shreveport/Bossier can do this significant project and the important work of CRI.
Let’s “Strategic Do.”
Interest in properly maintaining buildings by implementing proper components and procedures.
CRI-(Murray) (Leadership rep for CRI for CCR Environmental)
Experience with Leopold Center as greenest building in world-in Wisconsin.
Murray will help us think outside the box. (Outside the computer)
Desired future condition to see this building built.
Start doing what this project represents.
Showcase green technologies.
Workforce/Economic development downtown.
Need a strategy to position the CRI social technology as vital to sustainability.
Greg, Brian and Bruce can help in better positioning with USGBC Social Justice category and
push at the national level.
Key issue in big picture of sustainability.
Potential Academic Partners
Part of downtown historic district.
Get Brian information on building.
Morris Kohn has developed a solar powered transit from in New Orleans is part of Bruce’s org
Has met David Oliver.
The project can become a catalyst for the downtown and efficiency
Grey Water Loop.
Downtown Utility District.
o Murray is discussing with city currently.
o If city embraces, Bruce said funding is easier to obtain.
Look at promoting solar powered transit.
Could also look at gas conversion of public transit.
Capture grey water-Think grey water products.
Low Flow/High Efficiency fixtures.
Can we create a system to sell grey water back to elec.
Hydoponic plant wall to filter grey water.
How do we integrate humans into the processes-emphasis education in all processes.
Energy & Atmosphere
How will we reduce load? Day lighting, nanotechnologies (big trend), controls, automated
diming, HVAC (conditioning outside air, dehumidifying temperature range,)
Operable windows in a tight building-fresh air/natural vent.
Issues of controls to allow at right time of year.
Options to open windows.
Amp consumption management-Partner of Trane.
Controls and monitoring are key components.
Start modeling baseline and design.
Wind, solar capabilities at Tech?
Energy Production Possibilities
Evaluate hybrid possibilities.
Feed into a BOS System and monitor.
A battery system will be required.
Run through inverter from D.C. power to use in our system.
Goal to sell more elec. to utility than we use.
Goal to not use batteries.
Energy modeling will look at initial and life cycle costs.
Important to plan for and have onsite building management.
1. Set target load ranges (study loads)
Start with large items to look at load reduction.
2. Establish scenarios for hybrid components
What is the contribution of each? Is it worth the effort. Model each system.
3. What shell systems might we use? (glass, walls...)
4. Systems integration modeling
Materials and Resources
Select with life cycle cost evaluation and embodied energy.
Identify types of materials
Importance of considering furnishing in materials selection.
Focus on 500 mile radius and also made in USA.
Can we look to recycle local materials?
Look for suppliers that are willing to be involved in a long term relationship and R & D.
Indoor Environment Quality
Use of solar tubes for indoor spaces without windows.
Energy police or personal space controls. Look at Chevron example for personal space.
o Number of temperature control zones.
o Ductless System.
Personal space approaches.
o Lighting, sound, air and acoustics are all part of these decisions.
o CRI model of whole person.
o Pedal power for computers.
Give to universities the “fun ideas” to generate energy for learning, etc.
Increasing quality of environment improves productivity of occupant.
Innovation and Design Process
Need building use education for staff and visitors.
The most valuable resource in this project is the people that will use it.
John Ruskin-“The most valuable jewel to emerge from the mine is the miner himself.”
Evaluation of worker productivity should be important.
Re-establish Shreveport as the hub of innovation.
Louisiana to become the alternative energy center for the country (Mary Landrieu’s Goal)
Job creation, social justice and others are innovations we should promote-don’t accept no!