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Avery Ranch Fire/EMS - LEED Profile

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A LEED Performance Report on the sustainable design and construction of the City of Austin's Avery Ranch Fire/EMS

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Avery Ranch Fire/EMS - LEED Profile

  1. 1. Avery Ranch-Davis Springs Fire + EMS Station LEED Performance Report Photo credit: guerra.com 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. AVERY RANCH - DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEEDv2.2 BD+C New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD JUN 2011 WHITE DOLCE + BARR ARCHITECTS Located in a suburban neighborhood that is growing residentially and commercially, Avery Ranch is a three-bay fire station and living quarters in Austin, Texas. Four firemen and three paramedics serve 24-hours, and the station has capacity for 15 staff members when the neighborhood is fully developed. While the footprint was minimized to allow for vast open area, the staff is provided with living, sleeping, kitchen, fitness, and office space along with emergency vehicles and equipment. The exterior is home to many native and adapted plants and exceeds the local requirement for green space. Because the building is located on the corner of intersecting streets, the openings of the truck bays were able to have a north orientation, keeping the bays naturally cooler in its hot climate. Indoor to outdoor spaces are buffered with a wide porch and landscape design, protecting the interior from the heat of western sun exposure. Embodied energy benefits are displayed through the elimination of asphalt in the parking lot and stormwater ponds made from local material. Every aspect of this project strives for green energy including the biodiesel fuel storage tank and LEV fleet vehicles. The facade walls are made of local stone and the metal roof is energy-efficient, both keeping the aesthetics true to the historical context of Austin. Where there are windows, there are also deep overhangs to account for maximum daylight with minimal solar heat gain. The unconditioned truck bays use natural ventilation through large, operable windows.
  5. 5. Emissions and cost are reduced by decreasing energy use through improved design. Emissions are further eliminated by contracting 100% of the building’s energy to a renewable source. AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 Overhangs on most of the exterior, occupancy sensors, and high-efficiency systems are all methods of energy reduction Solar panels provide on-site renewable energy and reduce the energy costs of the building The facility received exemplary credit for committing to purchasing 100% renewable energy from West Texas wind power 19 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest208 Carbon sequestered by This annual savings is equivalent to: 177Metric tons of GHG emissions 17 Times Driving around Earth 30%REDUCTION ENERGY COST 29%REDUCTION ENERGY USE Renewable Energy (Solar Panels): 16,000 kWh – 8.0% of Total Total Energy Use Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 139,922 kWh Natural Gas: 199,412 kBtu BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE 1 2 3 Irrigation systems are designed to reduce irrigation water. Native, drought-resistant plants and turf grass further reduce the need for irrigation water Low-flow, water-efficient systems used for kitchen, lavatory, toilet, and urinal fixtures reduce water use There is a 17,000 gallon rainwater collection tank on site that helps to reduce outside-sourced irrigation water Aside from reducing irrigation water use, the station has a non-potable water source Per year12,078 Drinking water for 114 Average sized swimming pools 54,350 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 2,174kGal of water AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 32%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE 94%REDUCTION IRRIGATION WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 Prefabricated components also reduce the amount of packing material used in the transportation of a project 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 This savings is equivalent to: 27Metric tons of GHG emissions 3 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks2 Times Driving around Earth 2.6 AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 77%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Concrete 91% 5% Mixed 3.6% Lumber 0.4% Steel A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  8. 8. Where does regional material come from? A portion of the materials are regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site REDUCE AND REUSE OF MATERIALS 1 2 3 Recycled materials can include materials from the structural components to the building’s finishes and are important for preservation of the environment Pre- and post-consumer recycled materials include concrete, structural steel, wood doors, and ceiling tiles Regional materials include limestone, trees, plants, and masonry stone veneer Total Material Cost: $764,424 26% Regional Materials: $195,585 25% Recycled Material Content: $190,412 AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. 6 2 = Alternative transportation includes: 66,743 + + 2Fuel-efficient preferred parking Bicycle stalls Car/vanpool preferred parking Miles of commuting per year This savings is equivalent to: Metric tons of CO2 emissions27 Fuel-efficient Preferred Parking: 2 Total Parking Spaces: 28 Car/vanpool Preferred Parking: 2 PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 6 bike stalls available for the 40 peak building users There are 2 preferred parking spaces reserved for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles There are 2 preferred parking spaces available for car/van pooling AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 14% Of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation 15% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Total Peak Users: 40 Bicycle Stalls: 6 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  10. 10. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 Zones of occupancy controls maximize thermal comfort rate for daily users Reduction of volatile organic compounds in all categories of indoor material use Smoking is prohibited within 25 ft. of any building entrance or opening ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS CARPET SYSTEMS COMPOSITE WOOD 4 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT A CLOSER LOOK: AT VOC CONTENT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS CARPET SYSTEMS COMPOSITE WOOD Baseline: 860 g/L Baseline: 679 g/L Baseline: 1,350 g/L Design: 181 g/L Design: 514 g/L Design: 79 g/L Design: No VOCs AVERY RANCH – DAVIS SPRINGS FIRE + EMS STATION 9421 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX, 78717 LEED GOLD 2011 96%SPACE WITH ACCESS TO VIEWS 91%SPACES WITH INDIVIDUAL 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 usgbc.org/projects/avery-ranch-davis-springs-fireems-stati 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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