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Asian American Resource Center

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A LEED Performance Report on the sustainable design and construction of the City of Austin's Asian American Resource Center

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Asian American Resource Center

  1. 1. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT Asian American Resource Center LEED Performance Report
  2. 2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following Performance Reports were created in accordance with Council Resolution 20071129-045. The City of Austin is a recognized international leader in sustainable building practices in which municipal building strive to conserve energy, water, and other natural resources while promoting human health and safety. The holistic approach to architecture creates high-quality and enduring structures that enhance the economic value and reduce the lifecycle costs of a building. Design and construction of buildings are driven by the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines and promote these goals. The following reports provide information about municipal buildings, highlight LEED credentials, and promote sustainable building achievements. City of Austin Office of the City Architect Peter Davis, AIA, LEED AP Peter.Davis@austintexas.gov Theresa Cascio Silvia Calderon Laiton Angela Cai 2018
  3. 3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Owner: City of Austin Parks Dept. Architect: Atkins Global Landscape Architect: BF Collaborative MEP Engineer: Guerra Contractor: Flintco Consultants: Austin Energy & Jacobs
  4. 4. REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE IACP pg. 191 IACP pg. 11 IACP pg. 53 IACP pg. 187 IACP pg. 205 The following can be found in The IMAGINE AUSTIN Comprehensive Plan (IACP)
  5. 5. ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEEDv2009 New Construction & Major Renovations AWARDED LEED SILVER AUG 2014 ATKINS GLOBAL Located in the north section of Austin, Texas, Asian American Resource Center is a great, non-profit facility for people to learn and experience Asian-American culture. The selection of the site, 8401 Cameron Road, is considered to be near a neighborhood that has the highest density of Asian-American community in Austin. It’s also adjacent to other city facilities such as Austin Police Department and Austin Health Department. This 13-acre project is sufficient to accommodate seven full time staff and host over 1,800 visitors during events. Targeted to LEED Silver certification, the sustainability of this project is achieved in many different ways. To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use, the main entrance of the building is placed within walking distance to Capital Metro routes 485 and 325. New on-site sidewalks and existing public sidewalks provide further convenience for pedestrians around the building. This project is also credited with great achievement in water efficiency. To limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows, a stormwater management plan is implemented to runoff the rain and snow, which also helps to reduce impervious cover. Interior surfaces are applied with materials such as acrylic coating, which do not exceed the VOC content limit, to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating, and harmful to the comfort and well-being of visitor and employees.
  6. 6. ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 This building is on GreenChoice 100% renewable energy powered by West Texas wind Energy performance was optimized in heating and cooling Localized and user-controlled thermostats and lighting aid in reducing artificial light use This annual savings is equivalent to: 299Metric tons of GHG emissions 32 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest352 Carbon sequestered by 29 Times Driving around Earth 25%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 28%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT Total Energy Use Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 264,377 kWh Natural Gas: 508,080 kBtu STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. 1 2 3 REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE The landscaping installed does not require permanent irrigation systems, and temporary irrigation was removed less than 18 months after installation High-efficiency water fixtures allow more water flow with less energy use and provides a sustainable alternative to conventional systems Potable water is a valuable resource that can be significantly reduced in the design phase of a building Per year14,116 Drinking water for 134 Average sized swimming pools 63,521 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 2,541kGal of water ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 40%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE 71%REDUCTION IRRIGATION POTABLE WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  8. 8. 1 2 3 DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL Minimizing materials going into landfills through reuse, salvaging, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources Reducing the amount of material needed and recycling content can significantly decrease waste Prefabricated components are a great method of reducing material scraps and packaging This savings is equivalent to: 148Metric tons of GHG emissions 16 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks7 Times Driving around Earth 15 ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 76%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Wood 53% 30% Concrete 8% Paper 9% Other A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  9. 9. REDUCTION AND REUSE OF MATERIALS Where does regional material come from? Over $205,000 of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site 1 2 3 Regionally extracted and manufactured materials include the total cost of materials within a 500 mile radius AARC provides appropriately sized dedicated areas for the collection and storage of materials for recycling, including cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, and metals On-site waste and single stream recycling receptacles are collected by facility staff then taken to collection points ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 23% Regional Material: $207,440 14% Recycled Material Content: $126,580 Total material cost: $829,553 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  10. 10. This savings is equivalent to: = Alternative transportation includes: 5 Metric tons of CO2 emissions Fuel-efficient preferred parking Miles of commuting per year 0.7 1,715 PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 5 of the 90 parking spaces are reserved for low- emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles Vicinity to public transportation further promotes alternative methods of travel No new vehicle parking spaces were added on-site ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 5.6% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Alternative Fuel Charging Spaces: 5 Total Parking Spaces: 90 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT What about shared transportation? STRATEGIES: There are 4 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building.
  11. 11. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE Of the regularly occupied spaces: 1 2 3 Lighting controls are provided to enable 100% of occupants to make adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences A CO2 sensor is installed within each densely occupied space to generate an alarm when conditions vary by 10% or more from the design value Exposure to ETS-containing air is minimized by prohibiting smoking within 25 feet of all entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754 LEED SILVER 2014 100%SPACES WITH INDIVIDUAL LIGHTING CONTROLS 75%SPACES WITH THERMAL CONTROLS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: 93%SPACES WITH ACCESS TO VIEWS
  12. 12. RESOURCES Leedatx.com USGBC Website usgbc.org/leed Project Profile usgbc.org/projects/asian-american-resource-center-0 Imagine Austin Imagine Austin Vision austintexas.gov/department/imagine-austin Comprehensive Plan ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/npzd/ImagineAustin/IACP_corrected2018.pdf EPA Waste Reduction Model epa.gov/warm/versions-waste-reduction-model-warm#WARM Tool V14 GHG Conversion Calculator epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator Public Works Department Website austintexas.gov/department/public-works PWD Capital Green Infrastructure austintexas.gov/page/green-capital-improvement-projects BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT Office of the City Architect Contact Us pwdcityarchitect@austintexas.gov Team Peter Davis, AIA, LEED AP LEED/Sustainability Project Manager Peter.Davis@austintexas.gov Theresa Cascio Silvia Calderon Laiton Angela Cai

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