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Gus Garcia Recreation Center

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

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Gus Garcia Recreation Center

  1. 1. Gus Garcia Recreation 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. GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEEDv2.1 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD JUL 2009 ELLIOTT & HAMILL ARCHITECTS, INC Gus Garcia Recreation Center is a new facility, named after one of Austin’s most charismatic, influential and effective civic leaders. It is located in an eclectic neighborhood containing several single family sub-divisions, apartment complexes and a house-trailer park. Proactive neighborhood groups have petitioned the City for several years to develop the 47 acre site into a city park, with a Recreation Center. The mixed neighborhood has evolved problems with crime, street drugs and prostitution. The recreation facility provides kids a safe place for supervised sports, art, and continuing education activities. A water quality pond was developed downhill to the southwest, to intercept rainwater runoff, filtering pollutants and limiting potential flash flooding of Little Walnut Creek Tributary. The creek forms the southwest property line and provides a beautiful backdrop for the structure. The landscape features the use of native and adapted plant materials for appropriateness to the region and increased likelihood of survival. The plants will be established using temporary irrigation which, after a period of two years, will be removed. The established plants and trees will then continue to grow to maturity with only the rain events that occur locally, as do the native plants and trees. Much of the site was revegetated with Bermuda grass, a well adapted, low-water demanding, low-maintenance grass that can withstand high levels of foot traffic.
  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. GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION This annual savings is equivalent to: 663Metric tons of GHG emissions 72 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest781 Carbon sequestered by 65 Times Driving around Earth 33%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 42%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT 1 2 3 This building is on Austin Energy GreenChoice 100% renewable energy powered by West Texas wind Increased roof insulation, occupancy sensors, and high-efficiency systems are all methods of energy reduction Refrigerants and HVAC system do not contain HCFCs, aiding in protection of the ozone Total Energy Use Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 529,546 kWh Natural Gas: 639,811 kBtu STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE Per year783 Drinking water for 8 Average sized swimming pools 3,524 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 141kGal of water GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 45%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT 1 2 3 Native, adapted drought-tolerant vegetation reduces irrigation needs and improves microclimate The landscaping installed does not require permanent irrigation systems High-efficiency water fixtures allow more water flow with less energy use and provides a sustainable alternative to conventional systems STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 The majority of the diverted construction waste for this project is green waste which was incinerated and repurposed 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: 1,987Metric tons of GHG emissions 215 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks99 Times Driving around Earth 196 GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 86%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Metal 78% 14% Wood 8% Concrete A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  8. 8. REDUCE AND REUSE OF MATERIALS Where does regional material come from? A portion of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT 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 decking, concrete rebar, wood doors, aluminum ladders, drywall, and more Recycled materials can include materials from the structural components to the building’s finishes and are important for preservation of the environment Total Material Cost: $2,813,623 25.16 % Recycled Material Content: $707,867 37.49% Regional Material: $1, 054,811 30% Regionally Harvested: $830,766 STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. 18 4 = Alternative transportation includes: 91,250 + + 3Fuel-efficient preferred parking Bicycle stalls Car/vanpool preferred parking Miles of commuting per year This savings is equivalent to: Metric tons of CO2 emissions37 PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 There are 4 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building. GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT 18 bike stalls available for the 259 building occupants Vicinity to public transportation promotes alternative methods of travel There are 4 preferred parking spaces reserved for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles Bicycle Stalls: 18 7% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Total Occupants: 259 Fuel-efficient Preferred Parking: 4 Total Parking Spaces: 57 Car/vanpool Preferred Parking: 3 12% Of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation What about shared transportation? STRATEGIES:
  10. 10. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE ADHESIVE & SEALANTS CARPET COMPOSITE WOOD PAINTS & COATINGS A CLOSER LOOK AT VOC CONTENT: 4 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX, 78753 LEED GOLD 2009 86%SPACES WITH ADEQUATE DAYLIGHT 96%SPACES WITH ACCESS TO VIEWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT 1 2 3 A permanent temperature and humidity monitoring system is installed to maintain interior comfort Access to views and daylight increase productivity and satisfaction rates Reduction of volatile organic compounds in all categories of indoor material use ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS Baseline: 26,422 g/L Design: 4,097.4 g/L Baseline: 234,171 g/L Design: 173,258 g/L STRATEGIES:
  11. 11. RESOURCES Leedatx.com USGBC Website usgbc.org/leed Project Profile usgbc.org/projects/gus-garcia-recreation-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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