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Mexican American Cultural Center Ph 1A

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

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Mexican American Cultural Center Ph 1A

  1. 1. Mexican American Cultural 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. MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEEDv2.2 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED CERTIFICATION JULY 2012 CASABELLA ARCHITECTS, DEL CAMPO & MARU, THEODORA GONZALEZ DE LEON The goal of the center is to preserve and celebrate the Mexican American heritage through the arts. The center has space for community classes, an educational museum, and multimedia rooms for various cultural activities. Located in the urban core of Austin, the Rainey District is on the brink of a shift in demographic. The new space is considered brownfield redevelopment because its previous function was for vehicle maintenance. The Mexican American Cultural Center fits with the changing neighborhood and new commercial and residential development surrounding the site. Because the site connects to the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, design goals were to include a vast amount of open space – 60 percent of the site is reserved for a green landscape. Reflective roofing materials, reflective paving, and shade contribute to the quality of outdoor space and the reduction of a heat island effect. Recycled and regional materials contribute to some of the building exterior, providing a welcoming aesthetic. Design achieves maximum thermal comfort in large spaces such as the dance studio and classrooms. There are two separate chilled water air handling units for the first and second floors which provides a cool and dry environment in the very opposite climate of Austin. Occupancy controls and CO2 sensors allow for energy saving, as well as thermal comfort.
  5. 5. MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 Increased wall and roof insulation, and energy efficient windows reduce conduction loss and benefit heating in the winter months The dressing room, restrooms, and storage areas use lighting occupant sensor controls to switch off the lighting when areas are unoccupied A static pressure rest control system is incorporated into the HVAC air distribution system to minimize fan motor energy consumption This annual savings is equivalent to: 284Metric tons of GHG emissions 31 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest335 Carbon sequestered by 28 Times Driving around Earth 37%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 39%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. 1 2 3 REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE Efficient low flow fixtures reduce the amount of potable water used for waste water Potable water is a valuable resource that can be significantly reduced in the design phase of a building Reducing water consumption saves energy because less water needs to be treated and pumped to end users Per year62 Drinking water for 6,973 Flushes per year 279 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 11.2kGal of water 37%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012 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: 92Metric tons of GHG emissions 10 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks5 Times Driving around Earth 9 80%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012 STRATEGIES: Concrete 68% 20% Metal 10% Wood 2% Paper A CLOSER LOOK AT DIVERTED WASTE:
  8. 8. REDUCTION 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, metal framing, steel doors and frames, rebar, and more Where does regional material come from? Almost $150,000 of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site Total Material Cost: $768,050 19% Regional material: $144,872 20% Recycled material Content: $151,479 Recycled materials can include materials from the structural components to the building’s finishes and are important for preservation of the environment BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012 STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. This savings is equivalent to: + = Alternative transportation includes: 7 Metric tons of CO2 emissions 38Fuel-efficient preferred parking Bicycle stalls Miles of commuting per year 41 101,558 PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION 1 2 3 Located in a high traffic area in Rainy Street Historic District with many pedestrian friendly points of access 38 bike stalls are available for 5% of transient occupants Vicinity to public transportation further promotes alternative methods of travel There are 3 Capital Metro lines within 1/2 mile of the building. 5% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Bicycle stalls: 38 Total Peak Users: 740 5% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Fuel-efficient Preferred Parking: 7 Total Parking Spaces: 133 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012 STRATEGIES: What about shared transportation?
  10. 10. 100%SPACES WITH OUTDOOR VIEWS IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 The space temperature and outside air are controlled by thermostats and carbon dioxide sensors Classrooms are equipped with manual switching of alternate rows of fixtures that provides dual- level lighting control Access to views and daylight increase productivity and satisfaction rates 1.3 TIMES THE REQUIRED OUTDOOR AIR VENTILATION Required: 1,788 cfm Designed: 2,400 cfm BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX, 78701 LEED CERTIFIED 2012
  11. 11. RESOURCES Leedatx.com USGBC Website usgbc.org/leed Project Profile usgbc.org/projects/mexican-american-cultural-center-ph-1a 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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