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LEED Overview of Hearst Tower in NYC. Final Assignment at NYU\'s SCPS.

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Hearst Tower LEED Overview

  1. 1. <ul><li>Team Members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alla Albert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Juan Carlos Cuervo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gregory Mueller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neha Shah </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carlos Valverde Rojo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nina Vitale </li></ul></ul>INTRO. TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SPRING 2009 GROUP # 6 HEARST TOWER LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Hearst Tower is the first NYC landmark of the 21 st century located at 8 th Ave. between 56 & 57 St. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the first occupied “green” building in NYC to receive a Gold Rating under LEED </li></ul><ul><li>1926 William R. Hearst commissioned architect Joseph Urban to design the International Magazine Building </li></ul><ul><li>1928 6-story structure was completed </li></ul><ul><li>1988 Building was designated as NYC Landmark Site </li></ul>HEARST TOWER BACKGROUND
  3. 3. <ul><li>1997 Board of Directors discussed plan to build new tower </li></ul><ul><li>MARCH 2001 British architect Norman Foster is awarded contract </li></ul><ul><li>APRIL 2003 Groundbreaking </li></ul><ul><li>JANUARY 2004 Start of Construction </li></ul><ul><li>OCTOBER 2006 Grand Opening </li></ul><ul><li>Gross Area: 856,000 ft² (79,500 m²) </li></ul><ul><li>Building Height: 597 ft (182 m) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Stories: 46 </li></ul><ul><li>Foster & Partners Design Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Adamson Associates Associate Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Gensler Associates Interior Architect </li></ul><ul><li>WSP Cantor Seinuk Structural Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Flack + Kurtz MEP Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Turner Construction Co. Construction Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Tishman Speyer Development Manager </li></ul>HEARST TOWER BACKGROUND
  4. 4. 8 AV 57 ST 56 ST 59 ST 58 ST BROADWAY A C B D 1 <ul><li>Subway: </li></ul><ul><li>59th Street/ </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus Circle </li></ul>1 D C B A SUSTAINABLE SITE 8 POINTS M20 M10 M104 8 Ave/Broadway <ul><li>Site is adjacent to Central Park & Columbus Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Buses: </li></ul><ul><li>57th Street </li></ul>M31 M30 M57
  5. 5. SUSTAINABLE SITE 8 POINTS <ul><li>Innovative landscape & exterior design increases building efficiency by 26%, reducing roof and non-roof heat island effect </li></ul>heat island effect reduction 26% -30% storm water dumping into NYC sewer system <ul><li>Effective storm water management reduces amount of rainwater dumping into NYC’s sewer system by 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Tower rises from behind the preserved facade of the old 6 story structure. 85% of original structure was recycled for future building </li></ul><ul><li>Original cast-stone facades are restored. Construction materials were chosen with no harmful chemicals and manufactured with recycled content </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Irrigation: Potable water reduction of 1.2 million gallons/year or 30% approximately </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling tower: Potable water reduction of 165,000 gallons/year or 100% </li></ul>WATER EFFICIENCY 4 POINTS <ul><li>Air conditioning: Rainwater is collected to be reused to freshen and humidify the air inside of the lobby </li></ul><ul><li>Regular water use: Low Flow Fixtures are used to reduce consumption of potable water </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rainwater collection Landscaping irrigation Water storage Low-flow fixtures implementation WATER EFFICIENCY 4 POINTS Tank
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Free cooling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Condenser water system fan coil units </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radiant floor cooling </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water cooling for “Icefall” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Zero use of CFC refrigerants </li></ul><ul><li>Outside air is utilized for 75% of the year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable speed drives on all pumps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable speed blowers on air-handling units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CO² and humidity sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% outside air purge capability </li></ul></ul>ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE 6 POINTS <ul><li>Cooling - Centrally located on 28 th floor </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two 1200-ton electric centrifugal chillers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One 400-ton electric centrifugal chiller </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One four-cell roof cooling tower </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three plate & frame heat exchangers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typical Electric Centrifugal Chiller. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A central heating plant which includes a pressure reducing steam station for: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic hot water heaters, air-handling units, steam-hot water exchanges, unit heaters, fan coil units, radiant floor heating, and perimeter fin tube radiation </li></ul></ul></ul>ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE 6 POINTS <ul><ul><li>SymmetrE™ is used as the Building Automation System for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature, mechanical and electrical service and distribution systems, lighting controls, emergency generator and uninterruptible power supplies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Perimeter offices have light sensors which control the amount of artificial light based on the amount of natural light in the offices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The elevator system was also designed with energy savings in mind </li></ul><ul><li>All appliances are Energy Star </li></ul>ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE 6 POINTS <ul><ul><li>Interior offices have motion sensors which turn off lights and computers when the office is vacant </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. MATERIAL & RESOURCES 5 POINTS <ul><li>Designated space for collection & storage of recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>Separate collections of glass, plastic, metals, office paper, newspaper, cardboard, and organic waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboard balers and aluminum can crushers can be used to further enhance the recycling program </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% from Disposal for 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Waste Management: Divert 75% from Disposal for 2 points </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>20% of materials manufactured regionally </li></ul><ul><li>Products produced within 500 miles of the site </li></ul>MATERIAL & RESOURCES 5 POINTS <ul><li>Using local resources saves energy </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the use of indigenous & local resources and reduces the environmental impacts resulting from transportation </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Interrupt contamination pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence installation to avoid contamination of absorptive materials such as insulation, carpeting, ceiling tile and gypsum wallboard. </li></ul>INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 13 POINTS
  14. 14. <ul><li>Conduct an IAQ baseline test after construction, prior to occupancy </li></ul><ul><li>Superior IAQ improved worker productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive and complicated cleanup procedures </li></ul>INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 13 POINTS
  15. 15. <ul><li>Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants </li></ul><ul><li>Low-e carpet (Green Label) </li></ul><ul><li>Millwork - composite wood substrates with NO added urea formaldehyde </li></ul><ul><li>Low-e VOC sealants & adhesives (GS-36) and paints (GS-11) </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Wood Finishes (SMAQMD #1113) </li></ul>INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 13 POINTS
  16. 16. <ul><li>Low-e glass allows for internal spaces to be flooded with natural light while keeping out the invisible solar radiation that causes heat </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient design allows for corner space to be conference room and not office </li></ul>INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 13 POINTS
  17. 17. <ul><li>Structure: The tower's distinctive framework is a &quot;diagrid&quot; of interlinked triangles, so structurally efficient that the building uses 20 % less steel than conventional designs require </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Allowing group tours into the Hearst Tower and educating them on the importance of LEED buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Green Housekeeping: The use of environmentally friendly products to clean and maintain the tower </li></ul>INNOVATION & DESIGN PROCESS 5 POINTS
  18. 18. <ul><li>LEED Certification plaque etched into the front glass door </li></ul><ul><li>A LEED AP as part of the team during the entire design and construction phases also earns one point towards certification. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! Specially to Monique Valeris - Hearst Corp. Public Relations </li></ul>INNOVATION & DESIGN PROCESS 5 POINTS