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Northwest Recreation Center- LEED Profile

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

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Northwest Recreation Center- LEED Profile

  1. 1. Northwest 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. NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEEDv2.2 BD+C: New Construction AWARDED LEED GOLD SEPT 2012 LAWRENCE GROUP ARCHITECTS Northwest Recreation Center has served Austin’s community since 1979 with multiple leisure and activity spaces. The renovation and expansion of this building was part of a larger Austin goal of improving the public park system. The expansion modernizes the existing structure and updates many components of the facility while adding square footage to introduce more program. Along with expanding program to the existing building, the renovation addresses drainage issues. A vegetative filter strip was installed for storm water runoff, and rain gardens are incorporated around the site, specifically to catch the water displaced from the roof. Native Texas plants were included in the rain garden which require little watering during drought times. Exterior walls are made of precast panels of reinforced concrete, and PV panels were incorporated into the roof - both assisting in maximizing energy savings and minimizing the heat island effect. The shell of the building was carefully considered with sustainability in mind.
  5. 5. NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION 1 2 3 This building is on GreenChoice 100% Renewable Energy powered by West Texas wind Energy performance is optimized in heating and cooling Solar panels provide on-site renewable energy and reduce the energy costs of the building This annual savings is equivalent to: 330Metric tons of GHG emissions 10 Energy consumed by Per year Acres of forest104 Carbon sequestered by 32 Times Driving around Earth 37%REDUCTION ENERGY USE 32%REDUCTION ENERGY COST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT On-Site Renewable Energy (Solar): 63,800 kWh – 19% of Total Total Energy Use Electricity Provided by Austin Energy: 276,403 kWh STRATEGIES:
  6. 6. REDUCES POTABLE WATER USE 1 2 3 Recycled site water eliminates the need for potable water in irrigation systems Drip irrigation system allows for more water to reach the root of plants before evaporation High-efficiency low-flow fixtures, dual flush valves and aerators are used to help reduce consumption and costs, yielding water savings and reduced utility bills Per year7,017 Drinking water for 66 Average sized swimming pools 31,577 Bathtubs This annual savings is equivalent to: 1,263kGal of water NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 80%REDUCTION IRRIGATION POTABLE WATER USE 42%REDUCTION INDOOR POTABLE WATER USE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  7. 7. 97%REDUCTION LANDFILL WASTE DIVERTS MATERIALS FROM LANDFILL 1 2 3 Each dumpster’s contents are sorted and weighed to produce accurate accounts of items including concrete, rebar, drywall, lumber, tin, and steel, and more 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 materials sorting This savings is equivalent to: 63Metric tons of GHG emissions 7 Energy consumed by Per year Garbage trucks3 Times Driving around Earth 6 NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: Concrete 87% 5% Wood 3% Drywall 5% 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 reinforcing bar and wire mesh for precast wall panels, structural steel, metal doors, concrete, and more Where does regional material come from? Almost $235,000 of the material is regionally purchased from within 500 miles of the site The building reused 24,181 sq. ft. of the existing 29,273 sq. ft. including roof structure, floor, exterior and interior walls NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 Total Material Cost: $970,809 22% Recycled Material Content: $214,708 24% Regional Material: $233,618 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES:
  9. 9. PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION There are 4 Capital Metro lines within ¼ mile of the building.1 2 3 11 bike stalls available for 5% of the building users No new vehicle parking spaces were added on- site 8 of the 151 parking spaces are reserved for alternative fuel vehicles NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 This savings is equivalent to: + = Alternative transportation includes: 8 Metric tons of CO2 emissions 11Fuel-efficient preferred parking Bicycle stalls Miles of commuting per year 12 30,357 5% of Parking Reserved for Alternative Transportation Fuel-efficient Preferred Parking: 8 Total Parking Spaces: 151 6% of Users have Access to Bicycle Stalls Bicycle Stalls: 11 Total Peak Users: 187 BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ARCHITECT STRATEGIES: What about shared transportation?
  10. 10. IMPROVES INDOOR EXPERIENCE 1 2 3 ADHESIVE & SEALANTS PAINTS CARPET COMPOSITE WOOD 4 OUT OF 4 CREDITS ACHIEVED FOR LOW-EMITTING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) CONTENT A CO2 monitoring system is installed within each densely occupied space to generate an alarm when conditions vary by 10% or more from the design value The mechanical system is designed to provide a cool and dry environment. Each zone is equipped with a thermostat to give the occupants better control of their working environment. Views have been provided to all the regularly occupied spaces that are in the scope of the project, including provision of interior glazing to offices A CLOSER LOOK AT VOC CONTENT: ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PAINTS & COATINGS CARPET & FLOORING COMPOSITE WOOD Design: No VOCs Baseline: 3,630 g/L Design: 1,736 g/L Baseline: 1,150 g/L Design: 784 g/L Design: No VOCs NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER 2913 Northland Dr. Austin, TX, 78757 LEED GOLD 2012 96%SPACES WITH ACCESS TO VIEWS 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/northwest-recreation-center-0 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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