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EMS Station 33- LEED Profile

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A LEED Performance Report on the sustainable design and construction of the City of Austin's EMS Station 33

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EMS Station 33- LEED Profile

  1. 1. Emergency Medical Services Station #33 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. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEEDv2.2 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD SEPT 2013 Elliott & Hamil Architects, Inc. The concept of this station derived from a prototype for a standardized station for the Austin-Travis Country EMS. The goal was to create a station with an established set of guidelines for Emergency Medical Services while taking the current site situation into consideration. By including an on-site extension of the public trail, the station establishes connectivity with the community. With access to public transportation and fuel efficient vehicles, alternative transportation also introduced to the project. Over 50% of the site is reserved for vegetated open space, helping to restore the natural habitat of the land. The projects includes three truck bays with 21’ ceilings that maximize space for storage compartments. Concrete masonry walls support an open structural system on the bay ceiling. In addition, there is living space for 10 occupants including a study, kitchen and dining, resting rooms, and locker rooms. Because of the steep slope, the building design includes a two-story structure of over 6,000 sq. ft. The roof and site optimize reflective materials, paving, and shading to reduce the heat island effect. PV panels were installed to reduce a portion of the energy cost; the energy that is consumed is green energy. An exterior air monitor was installed to optimize the performance of the HVAC systems.. Thermal comfort during the various EMS personnel activities was achieved for each seasonal change, providing a pleasant atmosphere for the occupants throughout the day and year.
  5. 5. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 This building is on Austin Energy GreenChoice 100% renewable energy with West Texas wind Solar panels provide on-site renewable energy and reduce the energy costs of the building This annual savings is equivalent to: 140Metric tons of GHG emissions 15 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest165 Carbon sequestered by 14 Times Driving around Earth 26%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 26%REDUCTION ENERGY COST Renewable Energy (Solar Panels) 6,837 kWh - 4.6% of Total Total Energy Use: 146,095 kWh Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 139,259.08 kWh BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT Occupancy sensors and high-efficiency systems are all methods of energy reduction STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. 1 2 3 REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE Potable water is a valuable resource that can be significantly reduced in the design phase of a building High-efficiency low-flow fixtures, and aerators are used to help reduce water consumption and costs, yielding water savings and reduced utility bills. Native and adapted drought-tolerant vegetation reduces irrigation needs and improves microclimatePer year2,675 Drinking water for 25 Average sized swimming pools 12,036 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 481kGal of water EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 41%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE 100%REDUCTION IRRIGATION POTABLE WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. 1 2 3 DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL Minimizing materials going into landfills through reuse, salvaging and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources Prefabricated components are a great method of reducing material scraps and packaging The construction waste management plan primarily utilizes on-site co-mingled collection and off-site materials sorting This savings is equivalent to: 131Metric tons of GHG emissions 14 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks7 Times Driving around Earth 13 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 87%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Concrete 70% 17% Metal 9% Wood 4% Paper A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  8. 8. REDUCTION AND REUSE OF MATERIALS 1 2 3 Where does regional material come from? Over $285,000 of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site 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, rock wool insulation, glass, hinges, sheetrock, ceiling tile, metal grid system, and more Recycled materials can include materials from the structural components to the building’s finishes and are important for preservation of the environment EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 33% Regional Material: $289,928 13% Recycled Material Content: $113,190 Total Material Cost: $872,315 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 2 of the 26 parking spaces are reserved for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles There are 6 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building. Vicinity to public transportation further promotes alternative methods of travel No new vehicle parking spaces were added on-site EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 8% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Fuel-efficient Preferred Parking: 2 Total Parking Spaces: 26 41% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Bicycle Stalls: 5 Total Peak Users: 12 This savings is equivalent to: + = Alternative transportation includes: 2 Metric tons of CO2 emissions 5Fuel-efficient preferred parking Bicycle stalls Miles of commuting per year 7.88 19,293 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: What about shared transportation?
  10. 10. 100%SPACES WITH INDIVIDUAL LIGHTING CONTROLS IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 Space mounted CO2 sensors monitor space CO2 levels to ensure that ventilation systems maintain design minimum ventilation requirements Each building’s zone is equipped with a thermostat to give the occupants better control of their environment. Wall and ceiling- mounted occupancy sensors are utilized in the toilet rooms, living room, and kitchen-dinning area to automatically turn lights off when unoccupied ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS COMPOSITE WOOD 3 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STATION #33 4518 James Wheat Street, Austin, TX, 78723 LEED GOLD 2013 A CLOSER LOOK: AT VOC CONTENT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS COMPOSITE WOOD Baseline: 1,675 g/L Baseline: 1,800 g/L Design: 122.2 g/L Design: 746 g/L Design: No VOCs Design: No VOCs 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/ems-station-33 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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