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Austin Animal Center- LEED Profile

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

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Austin Animal Center- LEED Profile

  1. 1. Photo credit: Jackson & Ryan Architects Austin Animal Center 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 Angela Cai 2018
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEEDv2.2 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD AUG 2012 JACKSON & RYAN ARCHITECTS The Austin Animal Center advocates humane treatment of animals and provides safety for the domestic animal population; yet the existing space was limited for stray animal intake and adoption hosting. The new center is located in east Austin where most Animal Control calls arise. The design includes 7 buildings encompassing the need for animal intake/housing, medical services, public education, and adoption support. Building configuration was carefully planned to prevent disease transmission, minimize stress, and provide quality flow for animals, staff, and public. Space planning and material choices aid in the quality of space through sanitation, odor and noise control, and sorting of sick, healthy, aggressive, and adoptable animals. Sanitation and durability were of utmost importance in material selection. Structural glazed tile walls in all kennels make easy cleaning and prevent disease transmission. Areas of high animal contact have concrete floors and masonry walls. HVAC zoning, high air exchange, and custom diffuser layout control odor and create air barriers between healthy animals, sick animals, and the public. Noise is controlled with acoustical ceiling tiles in all kennels. Colorful materials and natural daylight provide inviting experience for educational spaces, and consistent bright light in the animal housing improve the adoption rate. Various indoor, outdoor rooms increase the quality of living for the animals and maximize the interaction between the public and animals.
  5. 5. AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 Through the use of solar PV and solar water features, the Animal Center produces a significant amount of on-site energy Water source heat pumps reduce energy consumption during times that some zones require heating while others require cooling Adequate daylighting, occupancy sensors, and seasonally-adjusted exterior lights all aid in reduced artificial light use This annual savings is equivalent to: 1,280Metric tons of GHG emissions 138 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest1,508 Carbon sequestered by 126 Times Driving around Earth 32%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 32%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT On-Site Renewable Energy (Solar Panels): 33,491 kWh – 3% of Total Total Electricity Use Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 1,059,246 kWh Total Natural Gas Use On-Site Renewable Energy (Solar Water Heating): 336,300 kBtu – 28% of Total Purchased Natural Gas: 852,900 kBtu STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. AAC uses an improved pressure wash system for the kennel areas, a central vacuum system to contain biohazard waste, and reduces the amount of chemicals used in conventional cleaning strategies to significantly aid in water reduction. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE 1 2 3 Received exemplary performance in water reduction by reducing over 40% of indoor water use Native plants, xeriscaping, evapotranspiration- based irrigation controllers, and drip irrigation all reduce potable water use for irrigation needs Low-flow, water-efficient systems used for kitchen, lavatory, toilet, and urinal fixtures Per year13,332 Drinking water for 126 Average sized swimming pools 59,993 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 2,400kGal of water 75%REDUCTION IRRIGATION POTABLE WATER USE 46%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 Construction waste is a major element to consider when diverting materials that go to the landfill Reducing the amount of material needed and recycling content can significantly decrease waste Prefabricated components are another great method of reducing material scraps and packaging This savings is equivalent to: 379Metric tons of GHG emissions 41 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks19 Times Driving around Earth 37 96%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Concrete 78% 15% Wood 3% Metal 4% Other A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  8. 8. REDUCE AND REUSE OF MATERIALS 1 2 3 Regionally extracted and manufactured materials include the total cost of materials within a 500 mile radius Pre- and post-consumer recycled materials include steel, concrete, rails, locks, and hinges Regional materials include brick, glass, and tiles Where does regional material come from? A portion of the materials are regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 Total Material Cost: $3,743,638 33% Recycled Material Content: $1,234,446 32% Regional Material: $1,187,545 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. 12 5 PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION = Alternative transportation includes: 81,650 1 2 3 12 bike stalls available for 13% of the available parking spaces + + 5 electric fueling stations available for 6% of the available parking spaces 6 carpool preferred spaces available for 7% of the available parking spaces AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 6Alternative fuel charging spaces Bicycle stalls Car/vanpool preferred parking Miles of commuting per year This savings is equivalent to: Metric tons of CO2 emissions33 14% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Total Parking Spaces: 78 Alternative Fuel Charging Spaces: 5 Car/vanpool Preferred Parking: 6 Bicycle Stalls: 12 5% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Total Peak Users: 226 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  10. 10. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 Reduction of volatile organic compounds in all categories of indoor material use Zones of occupancy controls maximize thermal comfort rate for daily users Deck-to-deck partitions between chemical usage areas to maintain indoor air quality ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS COMPOSITE WOOD 3 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT Of the Regularly Occupied Spaces: 75%SPACES WITH ADEQUATE DAYLIGHT AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX, 78702 LEED GOLD 2012 Required: 150 cfm Designed: 200 cfm 1.3 Times the Required Outdoor Air Ventilation BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  11. 11. 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 Angela Cai

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