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Sustainable Building Design with Shipping Containers

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Sustainable Building Design with Shipping Containers

  1. 1. Sustainable Building Design:Shipping Containers and Campus Life<br />Brandon MortonDevelopment Analyst, Office of Sustainabilitybrandon.morton@unt.eduSeptember 2009www.sustainable.unt.edu<br />
  2. 2. Demand for Space on Campus:Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students<br /><ul><li>Office space
  3. 3. Research laboratories
  4. 4. Art and design studios
  5. 5. Storage
  6. 6. Classrooms
  7. 7. Common study areas
  8. 8. Meetings rooms
  9. 9. Food and apparel retail
  10. 10. Computer labs
  11. 11. Student housing</li></li></ul><li>Architecture in Practice:Office Buildings, Residential Homes, &Student Housing<br />
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  19. 19. Hotel made from Shipping Containers, London<br />The world’s first hotel built from recycled shipping containers has popped-up in Uxbridge, West London. Each prefabricated container comes fully-equipped with fixtures, furniture, and windows from a factory in China. <br />The company, called Travelodge, says that constructing a hotel this way is 25% faster and 10% cheaper than the more traditional construction methods. Also, construction is much quicker, because all that has to be done is to fit each container together like it was a giant Lego set. Rooms at this London hotel start at about 19 pounds per night. The London area may see more these ‘portable hotels’ pop-up around the city as the 2012 Olympics approaches.<br />
  20. 20. University of Utrecht Student Housing<br />The largest university in the Netherlands with approximately 30,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff<br />http://webecoist.com/2009/04/05/15-awesome-ways-to-reuse-shipping-containers<br />
  21. 21. University of Amsterdam<br />Student Housing Project Keetwonen, Amsterdam<br />Billed as the largest container city in the world, Amsterdam's massive Keetwonen complex houses 1,000 students, many of whom are happy to secure housing in the city's tight real estate market. Designed by Tempo Housing in 2006, Keetwonen is said to be a roaring success, with units that are well insulated, surprisingly quiet and comfortable.<br />Each resident enjoys a balcony, bathroom, kitchen, separate sleeping and studying rooms and large windows. The complex has central heating and high speed Internet, as well as dedicated bike parking.<br />Keetwonen has proved so popular that its lease has been extended until at least 2016.<br />Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/shipping-container-homes-460309#ixzz0RlprPoRH<br />
  22. 22. Water Catchment and Treatment Systems<br />A Benchmark for Zero Water Use in Commercial Building: Melbourne's 60L<br />Key System Components <br />› 10,000 square foot roof area› 2 - 2,600 gallon (10,000 liter) tanks› 6 - .8 gallon (3 liter) toilets› 6 - waterless urinals› 4 - low-flow shower heads› 4 - Grundfos vertical multistage pumps, one for drinking water and one for reclaimed water and a backup for each system› 1 - 4-stage treatment system including UV lamp for drinking water › 1 - 3-stage filtration system including UV lamp for reclaimed water› 1450 square foot (135 sq. meter) roof garden<br />Google annual rainfall in Melbourne<br />http://www.harvesth2o.com/zerowater.shtml<br />
  23. 23. Potential for Education Programs<br />Living Sustainability and Innovation Center<br />Art<br />Biology<br />Sociology<br />Engineering<br />Economics<br />
  24. 24. “Off-Grid” Renewable Energy<br />The Solar panels and wind turbines collect energy<br />The collected energy is stored in batteries<br />From the batteries the energy then goes to the inverter box to convert D.C to A.C.<br />The A.C electric flow will power the lights, computers, microwave, etc<br />This is a typical off-grid power system with no alternative source of electricity.<br />
  25. 25. “Off-Grid” Renewable Energy<br />When considering an off-grid system it is important to have a good portfolio of renewable energy like solar panels, wind generators, solar hot water heaters, geothermal, etc.<br />When considering solar electric systems there are different types.<br />Roof mounted systems are more cost effective. There are tilted systems which captured more sunrays. There are flattened systems which maximize the square footage of the roof, but captures less sunrays.<br />Also there are ground mountes that can be placed next to the building, they can be more expensive then roof systems.<br />
  26. 26. An off-grid system requires a means of storing the electrical energy generated by the renewable sources for later consumption. A sizable battery bank provides that needed storage.<br />For a 60,000 ft2 building it would need 25kW – 36kW system with a huge battery bank of 70,000 – 90,000 amp-hour deep cycle battery bank.<br />It is important to keep the batteries at room temperature (75f). The decrease or increase in temperature can effect the battery.<br />“Off-Grid” Renewable Energy<br />
  27. 27. Philanthropy and Renewable Energy Containers as shelter to help support impoverished communities<br />Books for Africa Project: <br />What are the community infrastructure needs?<br />Classrooms<br />Libraries<br />Homes<br />Small businesses<br />Community centers<br />Libraries<br />GrameenShakti (http://www.gshakti.org/)<br /> - Access to low cost renewable energy improves rate of economic development and poverty alleviation<br />
  28. 28. Cost to CreateZero Energy, Water, and Waste Building <br />Architecture Design and Planning:<br />Buildings Materials and Construction:<br />On-site Renewable Technologies:<br />Cost savings:<br />Return on Investment:<br />Shipping Containers:<br />New:  40 x 8 ft for $4000<br />                 20 x 8 ft for $2600<br />Used in good shape  40 x 8 ft. for $1750<br />Delivery charges per container to Denton:  $200<br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />188 containers x $1950 for 60,000 sq ft = $366,600<br />313 containers x $1950 for 100,000 sq ft = $610,350<br />
  29. 29. ‘Sustainable Living Center’Past, Present, and Future Generations… Proud to be Green.<br />“5 Sustainable Cities”by Kathy Jack Lambert (UNT Environmental Science PhD Student)<br />What if a Sustainability Living Center was designed to change with every generation and adapt to student needs with each new class?<br />It could include:<br />Offices for grad and undergrad students<br />Eco-Innovation Living<br />Residential housing unit focused on rapid innovation of green living including energy, water, and waste systems<br />4-6 undergraduate and graduate students <br />Storage space for research equipment<br />Common areas <br />Meeting space<br />Library for Innovation Education and Project Implementation<br />Energy & Water Efficiency Education<br />Energy & Water Innovation education<br />Home, apartment, and dorm steps to take <br />*Photos from slides can be found at:<br />http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/shipping-container-homes-460309<br />
  30. 30. Architecture Firms that Build with Shipping Containers<br />Studio B Architecture<br />Website:<br />http://studiobarchitecture.com/<br />Phone: (919) 667-0404<br />Fax: (919)667-9984<br />Erik Van Mehlman, AIA, Principal<br />Randall Lanou, LEED AP, Partner<br />Location: North Carolina<br /> <br />Resolution: 4 Architecture<br />Website:<br />http://re4a.com/<br />Phone: (212) 675-9266<br />Fax: (212) 206-0944<br />location: New York<br /> <br />LOT-EK<br />Website:<br />http://www.lot-ek.com/<br />Phone: (212) 255-9326<br /> <br />Distill Studio<br />Website:<br />www.distillstudio.com<br />Phone: (401)331- 2811<br />Cell: (401) 996-3840<br />Email: jhaskett@distillstudio.com<br />Location: Providence, Rhode Island<br /> <br />Addis Containers <br />http://www.containerarchitecture.co.nz/index.html<br />Phone: 64 9 634 8181 <br />Fax: 64 9 634 8180 <br />Location: New Zealand <br />
  31. 31. www.sustainable.unt.eduwemeangreen@unt.edu<br />

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