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Smart By Nature

  1. 1. Kellam High School Smart by NatureHBA Architecture & Interior Design Presentation toNorth Landing Elementary SchoolJohn Den Boer, AIA, LEED AP BD + C
  2. 2. Eco-system? What is it?The biological and the “stuff” Sunlight + Nutrients  Sunlight  Air Plants  Water  Soil and Nutrients Animals Micro Organisms/ Decomposition
  3. 3. Why do we need Eco-Systems?  Beauty, Food, HealthHow do we harm these Systems?  Habitat Reduction, Air pollution, Water pollution, and Ground pollutionWhat can we do to help?  Increase Habitat  Reduce air pollution  Reduce water pollution  Reduce ground pollution
  4. 4. How did we reduce our impact on the Eco-System at Kellam High School?
  5. 5. Limit Habitat Destruction Limit our construction impact Restore habitat if possible Connect habitats with “habitat highways”
  6. 6. Limit Air pollution Reduce Building Energy Use  Use natural daylight  More efficient HVAC  More insulation 680 wells, 300 feet deep Reduce Vehicle use by  Carpooling  Riding bikes  Mass Transit Planting more Trees
  7. 7. Limit Water Pollution
  8. 8. Irrigate withRain Water• Kellam can collect and store 167,000 gallons of water at one time• On average we will be collecting 100,000 gallons of water a month to water play-fields
  9. 9. Storm-water Management
  10. 10. Limit Ground Pollution
  11. 11. Recycle, Reuse, Reduce Use less materials Use long lasting materials Use Materials that don’t need to be cleaned with toxic chemicals Use renewable materials e.g. wood or bamboo
  12. 12. EndThank You!

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