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GreenSource LEED Green Education Tour


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Tour this 1875 Cincinnati Mayor's home which achieved LEED Platinum in 2013. Presentation is for the Green Education credit for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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GreenSource LEED Green Education Tour

  1. 1. Greensource Cincinnati LEED Platinum 19 East 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 Achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification May 14, 2013.
  2. 2. Green Education Credit - Tour Stop 1: Outside The Building On the north sidewalk facing the building.
  3. 3. Community Connectivity Encourages A Walkable Neighborhood Dozens of community services, office buildings, restaurants and residences are within ½ mile.
  4. 4. Bus Stops Are Nearby To Encourage Public Transportation A least 2 bus stops are within ¼ mile.
  5. 5. Encouraging Fuel-Efficient and Low- Emitting Vehicles Reduces Fossil Fuel Emissions 2 car garage in back of building has one spot marked preferred for Fuel-Efficient and Low-Emitting Vehicles.
  6. 6. No More Parking Than The Building Code Requires Cincinnati building code suggests one space per 400 square foot of space. Our building includes two spaces. This encourages not using a car, public transportation or carpooling.
  7. 7. Bicycle Storage and Showers Encourage Reduced Car Usage Safe storage protects bicycles.
  8. 8. An Existing Building Was Used, Reducing New Resources Required For Construction The building was renovated in 2009 from commercial and apartments to a store front area on the 1st floor, residences on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
  9. 9. No Smoking Within 25 Feet OF Entrances And within 25 feet of air intakes, keeps smoke and fossil fuel exhaust out of the office environment.
  10. 10. Tour Stop 2: Inside The Demonstration North Room Renovation uncovered the original celing moulding. The 1875 building may have been the Mayor’s residence.
  11. 11. Walkoff Mats Keep The Building Clean Mats are cleaned once a week.
  12. 12. Wood Floors Throughout the 1st floor there is antique Pine and Beech flooring reclaimed from a barn in Kentucky.
  13. 13. CFLLighting Reduce Electrical Needs by 35% Compact florescent bulbs are used throughout the house and use a 1/5th the wattage of standard bulbs.
  14. 14. Occupancy Switches Occupancy switches are set for minimum time periods.
  15. 15. Low VOCPaint Was Used Throughout The Building Low VOC paint helped keep the indoor air quality at a level which was safe and environmentally responsible.
  16. 16. LG Wall Mounted Unit The LG unit has a 16.2 SEER value, provides most of the heating and cooling needs for the 1st floor.
  17. 17. Tour Stop 3: Inside The Demonstration South Room Computer monitors and graphics illustrate the features of the building.
  18. 18. Chilled Beam Above your heads is a chilled beam that cools the space by using gravity instead of a fan.
  19. 19. Turn Off The Heat When Not Occupied Greensource sets the thermostat back to 55 degrees during the evenings and weekends.
  20. 20. Tour Stop 4: Garage In the garage you will see our Renewaire air to air heat exchanger and the stormwater filter.
  21. 21. Renewaire Air to Air Heat Exchanger It brings in fresh air from outside the building; during the the winter it preheats the incoming air by transferring the heat from the stale air being passed to the outside. During the summer it pre- cools fresh, incoming air stream.
  22. 22. Stormwater Filter The filter is used to take out over 80% of the total suspended solids (TSS’s) in the stormwater collected.
  23. 23. Tour Stop 5: Basement Water storage and tankless water heater
  24. 24. 2.4% Of The Building’s Energy Comes From Sawdust Pellet Stove A sawdust pellet stove on the second floor is considered renewable energy because the sawdust would release its carbon either by decay or burning.
  25. 25. Stormwater Storage Three 250 gallon rainwater storage tanks are used to harvest rainwater.
  26. 26. Graywater System We use a Brac system to collect our graywater and deliver it back to our toilets.
  27. 27. Tankless Water Heater RHEEM 199K BTU Tankless Heater is fed by a solar thermal hot water generator on the roof.
  28. 28. Tour Stop 6: 2nd Floor Demonstration Room Pellet stoves, insulation, electric refueling station, Renewaire and Merv 13 filter.
  29. 29. Merv 13 Filter Improves Indoor Air Quality And The Health Of The Occupants Better air quality reduces breathing aliments in occupants.
  30. 30. First Co. Air Handling Units These are the air handling system for the 2nd floor.
  31. 31. Wood Sawdust Pellet Stove Is A Renewable Energy Source Wood usage is an acceptable use of natural resources. Sawdust is the result and its carbon will be released into the atmosphere either by decay or burning.
  32. 32. Epiphany Insulation Helps Insulate and Conserve Materials The majority of insulation in the building is spray foam between 3- 6” thick. It’s also 7% by weight rapidly renewable castor oil material.
  33. 33. Electric Refueling Station Planned For Sidewalk The 240 volt, ground fault protected and UL approved unit will be one of the first in the city.
  34. 34. Renewaire Air-To-Air Heat Exchanger Saves Energy Exhaust air heats or cools the incoming air. This is the same model that is used for the 3rd floor. A larger unit in the gargage serves the first and second floors.
  35. 35. Tour Stop 7: 2nd Floor Office This is the kitchen area for the second floor residence.
  36. 36. Ample Task Lighting Allows Lower Overall Room Lighting Levels Providing adequate lighting for the task is important for comprehension and lower fatigue, but it doesn’t mean the whole office needs to be at that brightness.
  37. 37. Recycling Bins Throughout the Building Make It Easy To Recycle Large co-mingled paper, glass, metal and plastic recycling bins provided by the city of Cincinnati encourage use.
  38. 38. Views To The Outside Of Landscape, Weather And Pedestrian Activity Promote Occupant Wellbeing Low level buildings offer more and varied views of the outside than high rise buildings.
  39. 39. Tour Stop 8: Conference Room The tables are made of 100% recycled aluminum cans.
  40. 40. Hardwood Floors Barnsiding floors continue in this space.
  41. 41. Quiet Vacuums Don’t Disrupt The Quiet Office Environment Low sound level vacuums allow cleaning to be performed during the day, not requiring lighting and HVAC at night.
  42. 42. Tour Stop 9: Third Floor Living/Dining Rooms Heated Concrete Floor
  43. 43. Tour Stop 10: Third Floor Residence Sensored lighting features, in floor heating and low VOC paint featured.
  44. 44. Tour Stop 11: Residence Bathroom Low flow faucets help reduce potable water use.
  45. 45. Low Flow Aerators On The Shower and Faucet Heads Reduce Water Usage 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm) flow on the shower head and 1.5 gpm on the faucet reduces water usage. There is also a dual flush toilet which dramatically reduces water use.
  46. 46. Dual Flush Toilet Uses Less Water Solid material is flushed at 1.6 gallons per flush and liquid material flushes at 1.1 gpm, a 21% savings.
  47. 47. Shower Is Provided To Encourage Bicycle Use Bicycling reduces dependence on fossil fuel vehicles and promotes healthy exercise.
  48. 48. Graywater System We use the graywater captured from sinks, showers, and clothes washers to flush our toilets.
  49. 49. Bath Tissue And Paper Towels Are Made Of 100% Recycled Paper It also doesn’t have added chemicals that are hard to remove from the waste stream and if not - get concentrated in fish, mammals, and plant life.
  50. 50. Tour Stop 12: Residential Kitchen Bamboo cabinets, recycled glass backsplash, low flow faucet, and energy star appliances.
  51. 51. Bamboo Cabinet Fronts Bamboo grows and is harvested in less than 10 years.
  52. 52. Backsplash The backsplash is made of recycled glass.
  53. 53. Low Flow Faucet Kohler K-6334 with a flow rate of 2.2gpm
  54. 54. Tour Stop 13: Roof Top Terrace Green Roof, Pavers, Light colored roof, Solar Thermal water heater
  55. 55. Green Roof Living roof with soil 4-6” deep for perennials to live.
  56. 56. Pavers Light colored pavers are used to help reduce heat island effect
  57. 57. Light Colored Membrane We have a light colored membrane on the roof to help reduce heat island effect.
  58. 58. Solar Thermal Solar thermal water heater is on the roof to help with our water heating capabilities.
  59. 59. A Commissioning Manual Was Created To Ensure Efficient Employees were trained to operate and maintenance the office’s energy efficient systems and Green cleaning policies. A survey of employees provided feedback on office comfort and indicated any adjustments needed.
  60. 60. A USGBC Leader in Energy And Environmental Design Was Responsible For The Project William “Ez” Housh, LEED AP
  61. 61. Innovation In Design And Exemplary Performance Was Demonstrated We exceeded the requirements for water reduction and sewage conveyance. A Green Cleaning policy is in place and this tour is part of the Green Education plan.
  62. 62. LEED Documentation Services Provided by Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy: Chuck Lohre, Steve Bollinger, Sara Ernst, Henry Hartigan, Michael Kady, Megan Chambers, Brian Dougherty and Kristie Smith.