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Austin Animal Center Kennel Addition- LEED Profile

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A LEED Performance Report on the sustainable design and construction of the City of Austin's Animal Center Kennel Addition

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Austin Animal Center Kennel Addition- LEED Profile

  1. 1. Austin Animal Center Kennel Addition LEED Performance Report BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT
  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 Maanasa Nathan 2018
  3. 3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Owner: City of Austin Architect: Jackson & Ryan Architects Sustainability Consultant: OLA Austin
  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. AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED 2009: New Construction AWARDED LEED SILVER JUNE 2018 JACKSON & RYAN ARCHITECTS The existing LEED Gold certified Austin Animal Center advocates humane treatment of animals and provides safety for the domestic animal population; however, the center is often above capacity. Located in east Austin, the shelter currently takes in 17,000 animals each year and is the largest “No Kill” community in Austin. To meet the growing demand, this project has added 44 more kennel spaces. The design not only includes new adoption kennels but also introduces new adoption visitation rooms and more play yards. The project also focused on updating storm drainage treatment and visitor parking. The site design restores over 50% of the total site area with native or adaptive vegetation. Vegetated open space and courtyard landscapes are just a few strategies that have been used to create a sustainable site. New management practices such as detention ponds, rain gardens, and porous pavement have been designed to treat close to 90% of storm-water runoff. The location of the new building was initially a visitor parking lot. The parking spaces were relocated and 100% of the on-site asphalt was reused in this project. The new kennel and visitor rooms aim to improve indoor experience by implementing HVAC zoning and responding to feedback from a thermal comfort survey. Mechanical systems which can be easily controlled and adjusted have been installed to create comfortable thermal and lighting conditions for both animal and human occupants. Additionally, the kennel addition includes a breezeway that has enabled outdoor air ventilation to all occupied spaces to exceed the minimum required ASHRAE standard by 30%. Overall, the new addition hopes to improve the animals’ quality of life and create spaces that help visitors form loving relationships with the animals.
  6. 6. AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 Use of refrigerants and HVAC&R systems minimize the emission of green house gases Using the “Minimum Energy Performance Calculator”, the interior lighting schedule now models the actual lighting schedule Selective use of air-conditioning. Work room and visitation room are conditioned while kennel spaces use fans to moderate temperature This annual savings is equivalent to: 120 Pounds of GHG emissions 134 Miles driven by passenger vehicles Per year 6.1 Consumed Gallons of gasoline 17%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 21%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Pounds of coal burned60 CO2 emissions from
  7. 7. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE 1 2 3 Landscaping strategies entail the use of water efficient irrigation, courtyard landscapes, and drought tolerant plants “Purple Pipe System”: Austin’s Reclaimed Water Program provides partially treated water eliminating the use of drinking water in irrigation systems Low-flow fixtures are used for lavatory, toilet, and urinal fixtures Per year10,843 Drinking water for 103 Average sized swimming pools 48,793 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 1951kGal of Water / year 79%REDUCTION IRRIGATION POTABLE WATER USE 30%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  8. 8. DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 100% of On-Site Asphalt was reused in this project. Recycling is a major way to reduce construction waste Goal was that at least 75% of the “waste” materials produced shall be reused or recycled in order to minimize construction waste in landfills Upon generation of waste, there will be designated dumpsters on the construction site with signs for respective materials to be received This savings is equivalent to: 336 Metric tons of GHG emissions 36 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks of waste recycled 17 Times Driving around Earth 33 94%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Concrete 16% 18% Wood 8% Metal 49% Asphalt A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE: 9% Cardboard
  9. 9. REDUCE AND REUSE OF MATERIALS 1 2 3 Regionally extracted and manufactured materials include the total cost of materials within a 500 mile radius Recycled materials include paper, cardboard, metals, concrete and masonry, wood, and drywall. There are 5 designated recycled material destinations Animal care equipment that cannot be used by the city shelter was donated to be used by other animal care facilities or taken to the salvage yard Where does regional material come from? A portion of the materials are regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Total Material Cost: $807,379 16% Recycled Material Content: $126,718 39% Regional Material: $314,756
  10. 10. There are 3 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building. PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION Alternative transportation includes: 1 2 3 19 bike stalls is equal to 61% of the available parking spaces for cars 3 electric fueling stations available for 4% of the total peak users No new parking spaces were added. 31 parking spaces were relocated to make space for the Kennel Addition AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 = 55,00019 3+ Alternative fuel charging spaces Bicycle stalls Miles of commuting per year This savings is equivalent to: Metric tons of CO2 emissions22 10% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Total Parking Spaces: 31 Alternative Fuel Charging Spaces: 3 Bicycle Stalls: 19 27% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Total Peak Users: 70 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: What about shared transportation?
  11. 11. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 Outdoor air ventilation rates to all occupied spaces are at least 30% above minimum required by ASHRAE standard Control of distinct occupancy zones maximizes thermal comfort for daily users Motion sensor lighting is used in 50% of the rooms and all of the rooms have lighting controls ADHESIVE & SEALANTS Outdoor Air Intake Flow: 76%VENTILATION EFFICIENCY AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER KENNEL ADDITION 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED SILVER 2018 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: 3 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS FLOORING A CLOSER LOOK AT VOC CONTENT: ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS FLOORING Baseline: 2,195 g/L Design: 1,412 g/L Baseline: 2200 g/L Design: 943 g/L Design: No VOCs
  12. 12. RESOURCES Leedatx.com USGBC Website usgbc.org/leed Project Profile https://www.usgbc.org/projects/austin-animal-center 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 Maanasa Nathan

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