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Austin Energy System Control Center - LEED Profile

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A LEED Performance Report on the sustainable design and construction of the Austin Energy System Control Center

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Austin Energy System Control Center - LEED Profile

  1. 1. Austin Energy System Control 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 ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEEDv2.2 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD JUN 2014 AECOM Photo credit: Thomas McConnell In October 2005, the Austin City Manager was directed by City Council to relocate the existing Energy Control Center (ECC) from its West Avenue location so that the property could be incorporated into the Seaholm district and downtown redevelopment efforts. In July 2007, Austin Energy purchased an existing building and surrounding 12.34 acres from Tokyo Electron, located at 2500 Montopolis Drive, with the objective of using this property for the ECC relocation project. The new facility, the System Control Center (SCC), houses previous ECC employees as well as several other compatible workgroups within Austin Energy. This project supports Austin Energy’s commitment to renewable energy as stated in Austin Energy’s 2003 Strategic Plan and the Austin Climate Protection Plan. The Strategic Plan calls for Austin Energy to implement a highly visible public awareness and education program involving the installation of photovoltaic projects at schools, libraries, community centers, and city buildings. The building houses the primary transmission system control center, the corporate data center, offices, security, and all related support facilities. The existing structure and materials were reused to the greatest extent possible. The main transmission control center (Control Room) is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A new Maintenance & Restoration Auxiliary Building (MRAB), 11,321 square foot steel and CMU single story structure was built adjacent to the existing structure and houses repair shops, a maintenance facility and covered parking for AE’s service trucks.
  5. 5. AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 116Metric tons of GHG emissions 12 Energy consumed by Per year This annual savings is equivalent to: 11 Times Driving around Earth Acres of forest137 Carbon sequestered by Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 98,542 kWh Total Energy Use Renewable Energy (Solar): 9,450 kWh - 8.7% of total 37%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 28%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: 1 2 3 On-site renewable energy through use of PV panels reduces the amount of purchased electricity This building is on Austin Energy GreenChoice 100% renewable energy powered by West Texas wind Energy performance is optimized in heating, cooling, appliances, lighting, and occupancy sensors
  6. 6. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE 1 2 3 Aside from reducing irrigation water use, Austin Energy System Control Center has a non-potable water source The irrigation system utilizes an automatic irrigation controller, rain sensor, backflow device, water efficient irrigation heads and drip irrigation in landscape beds Native, drought-tolerant vegetation including buffalo grass, and xeriscape plants help reduce irrigation needs and improve the microclimate Low-flow fixtures, sensor-operated lavatory faucets, and dual flush water closets are used to help reduce consumption and costs, yielding water savings and reduced utility bills Per year52,230 Drinking water for 16 Average sized swimming pools 235,034 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 303kGal of water AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 41%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE 80%REDUCTION IRRIGATION WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 General dry waste ranging from plastics to cardboard, absent garbage and organics, are collected in a commingled box. Garbage, lunch waste, and unusable waste are placed in a separate labeled debris box Prefabricated components are another great method of reducing material scraps and packaging The construction waste management plan primarily utilizes on-site commingled collection and off-site material sorting This savings is equivalent to: 4,201Metric tons of GHG emissions 454 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks209 Times Driving around Earth 413 AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 91%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Asphalt 34% 28% Concrete 16% Metal 22% 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 structural steel, steel frame bullet resistant windows, concrete masonry units, wood doors, and more Where does regional material come from? Almost $1,700,000 of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site The building reused 272,407 sq. ft. of the existing 278,891 sq. ft. including slab on grade foundation, floor deck, roof structure, and exterior walls AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 Total Material Cost: $12,815,368.65 20% Recycled Material Content: $2,587,658 13% Regional Material: $1,693,990 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. This savings is equivalent to: + = Alternative transportation includes: 31 Metric tons of CO2 emissions 27Alternative fuel charging spaces Bicycle stalls 59 There are 2 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building. 1 2 3 27 bike stalls are available for 7% of the building users 31 of the 448 on-site parking spaces are reserved for an alternative fuel vehicles AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 Miles of commuting per year 15,300 7% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Alternative Fuel Charging Spaces : 31 Total Parking Spaces: 448 7% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Bicycle Stalls: 27 Total Peak Users: 370 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT Bike riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution- free mode of transportation STRATEGIES: What about shared transportation?
  10. 10. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS CARPET 3 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT 8 air handling units are equipped with demand control ventilation systems in high density occupancy spaces in order to modulate the amount of ventilation supply air in response to a measured level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the breathing zone CO2 sensors are located in spaces including the small, medium and large conference rooms, meeting rooms, planning rooms, computer training and planning room, as well as break rooms A CLOSER LOOK AT VOC CONTENT: ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS CARPET & FLOORING Baseline: 3,950 g/L Design: 708 g/L Baseline: 1,600 g/L Design: 788 g/L Design: No VOCs Lighting controls enable occupants to make adjustments to suit individual task needs and preferences AUSTIN ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROL CENTER 2500 Montopolis Dr. Austin, TX, 78741 LEED GOLD 2014 93%INDIVIDUAL SPACES WITH LIGHTING CONTROLS 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-energy-system-control-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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