Project Design

The Philip Merrill Environmental Center used the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council as a guiding framework for design. The council, an organization that measures sustainability in the building industry, awarded the center its highest level of certification Platinum. It was the first building in the world to achieve this rating. The design of the headquarters set out to lead by example, hoping the Merrill Center wouldn't stay the...

Use

Consultants contracted by the state prepared an energy and ecological balance that covered the entire life span of the building from erection, through occupancy and use, and finally to eventual disposal. The results showed extremely favorable values for the project. The report determined the environmental burden and disposal costs by investigating the masses as well as the materials and systems employed. These were then compared with the most reliably researched and quantifiable reference...

Design

The Institute for Forestry and Nature Research is accommodated in a future-oriented building with a design that embodies the efficient use of energy as a planning principle. In its compactness, too, the building provides an example of energy saving architecture. The large shielded gardens are designed to optimize the volume envelope ratio, making the weathered exterior very small in comparison with other buildings of this size. The east-west alignment of the facade permits the efficient use of...

Project Use

During its first two years of operation, the building was thoroughly commissioned to optimize its systems. Since this commissioning, the building has met the very high expectations set for it in nearly all fields. Currently, in some areas, it is using even less energy than the very low level originally estimated. The Federal Environmental Agency sets examples for future projects of this kind in several respects. First, while it is a government building, it has a distinct personality. Second, it...

Boston Massachusetts

Keith Moskow, AIA Robert Linn LeMessurier Consultants Structural Engineers Crowley Engineers MEP Engineers Hickory Consortium Sustainability Consultants Gustafson Construction, Inc., Phase II 58-64 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110 Urban The project, which entails the creation of a new headquarters for the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), was completed in two phases. The first phase included the renovation of 12,000 square feet on four floors of a nineteenth-century...

Providence Rhode Island

Completed Owner Architects Consultants General Contractor Photography Site Square Footage Sustainable Features Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C. Northeast Engineers & Consultants Civil Engineering Yoder + Tidwell Structural Engineering Lehr Consultants International MEP Engineering Andropogon Associates Landscape Design Site Planning William Armstrong Lighting Design Lighting Quest Energy Group Energy Modeling The site encompasses an abandoned landfill at the southern tip of Fields...

Project Construction

Materials and products were reviewed for their resource efficiency, their effect on interior air quality, and local sourcing. At the same time, these attributes were balanced with budgetary and lead time constraints. The building envelope design was developed both to maximize energy efficiency and to address the harsh coastal environment. Cedar siding and precast stone provide the tough outer skin. A high- LEFT Three-tiered daylighting (main, clerestory, and dormer windows) in administrative...

Omaha Nebraska

Completed Owner Architects Consultants Park Service Developers Noddle Development Company Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers Civil Engineers Purdy & Slack Architects, P.C. Landscape Architects M.E. Group, Inc. Commissioning Agent The building is located on the bank of the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska. The Carl T. Curtis Midwest Regional Headquarters houses the offices from which the National Park Service oversees a 13-state region. It is Nebraska's first LEED Gold-certified building....

Marion Iowa

Completed Owner Architects Consultants Anderson Bogert Civil Engineers Charles Saul Structural Engineers RDG Planning & Design MEP Engineering RDG Planning & Design Lighting Design Development of the first phase of a 180-acre park which includes the restoration of the first 40 acres to native Iowa prairie and the development of an art and environment center and associated play space and community gardens. Entrance hall glows on the landscape like a farm structure. All site lighting is...

Project

Since it opened, the Environmental Education Visitor Activity Center has proven to be almost maintenance free. The surrounding landscape developed as part of the project requires no upkeep. The rubber tire shingles, cement board siding painted with silicate mineral paint, and natural concrete block wall require no exterior maintenance. Inside, carefully selected materials make for an environment that requires little in the way of cleaning or maintenance. Natural daylighting, natural...

Construction

In lieu of a recognized standard method for calculating and evaluating ecological parameters, an investigation of the fundamentals was undertaken. This was true not only for the various materials and construction elements employed in the operation, but also for the resources and energy used, from transport to production, manufacture, service life, flexibility, and recycling disposal possibilities of the materials, all the way to their energetic behavior. Ergonomic and social aspects, such as...

Section

Ventilators use enthalpy wheels to recapture exhaust heat and moisture, and to precondition incoming fresh air. Energy Star-rated office equipment and appliances are used whenever available, and shared use of printers and copiers is encouraged. The center is planning to add a Northwind 100 wind turbine, funded by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. It will be located on a 40-meter monopole tower to the southeast of the building. The turbine will provide Woods Hole with over 100,000 kWh of...

The Doyle Conservation Center

The exterior massing, the siting, and the landscape plan were designed to minimize the center's impact on its surroundings. The main meeting hall is divisible by three, with seating for a total of 150 people and includes comprehensive audiovisual capabilities. The room also opens to a landscaped terrace for receptions with casual seating available on the circular stone wall.

Orientation of a south roof overhang and large east and west porches maximizes passive solar heat gain while

The orientation and massing of the Environmental Education Visitor Activity Center maximize the site's passive solar and natural ventilation potential using simple strategies with enormous benefits. The long south face maximizes solar gain in winter months and the floor slab of the main space serves as a heat sink to store solar energy. Conversely, the building's north side shields against winter winds. The tilted main roof aids both of these functions, maximizing solar radiation and light to...

Philip Merrill Chesapeake Bay Foundation Floor Plan

Reduction Motion Compost

Since moving into the Merrill Center in 2000, CBF has done extensive work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the Department of Energy National Laboratory. NREL monitored the building's energy and water performance from November 2001 to November 2002. Annual energy usage was measured to be 39.9 kBtu square foot year, inclusive of plug loads and miscellaneous loads like exterior lighting and elevators. This is 59.0 percent less than typical office buildings based on 1995 data...

Kresge Foundation Headquarters

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc. Design Architect Farr and Associates Associate Architects Robert Darvas Associates Structural Engineers ARUP MEP Engineers Searl and Associates Interior Design Conservation Design Forum Landscape Architects Lighting Design Alliance Lighting Design Barbara Karant (BK) Justin Maconochie (JM) Three-acre historic farmstead that includes the original farmhouse, a barn, and several smaller outbuildings. Suburban sited along Big Beaver Road in suburban Troy,...

Annapolis Maryland

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation SmithGroup, Inc. Greg Mella, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect J. Harrison Architect LEED Coordinator Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. Civil Engineering Shemro Engineering, Inc. Structural Engineers SmithGroup, Inc. MEP Engineers Synthesis* Program Manager Karene Motivans Landscape Architects The site is situated on 31 acres of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, located about 15 minutes southeast of Annapolis, Maryland. Previous to CBF's purchase, the site served as a community pool...

Falmouth Woods Hole Massachusetts

William McDonough + Partners William McDonough, FAIA Mark Rylander, AIA, Russell Perry, Chris Hays, John Easter, Donna McIntire, Ana Stella, Tim Bragan, Jeff Sties, Emily Mensone, Carl Crawford, Maria Chao Holmes and McGrath, Inc. Civil Engineering Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineering 2RW Consulting Engineers MEP Engineering Northern Power Renewable Energy Consultants Mark Rosenbaum, PE Energy Systems Designer & Consultant Clanton & Associates, Inc. Lighting Design Judy Watts...

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Mission Texas

Roy Schweers, Isabel Mijangos, Darryl Ohlenbusch, AIA Margaret Sledge, Heather DeGrella, LEED AP Halff Associates Civil Engineering Architectural Engineers Collaborative Structural Engineering Encotech Engineering Consultants MEP Engineering Kingscreek Landscaping Landscape Design Archillume Lighting Design Lighting Design The site is dominated by two existing elements the agricultural fields and the canal on their southern edge. The canal holds irrigation water pumped from the Rio Grande...

Dingmans Ferry Pennsylvania

National Park Service Pocono Environmental Education Center Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA Principal for Design Allen H. Kachel, AIA LEED AP Project Manager Wayne Stitt, AIA Project Architect McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, P.C. Civil Engineers E.D. Pons and Associates Structural Engineers Strunk-Albert Engineering MEP Engineers Pride Enterprises, Inc., Norristown, Pennsylvania Thomas E. Solon, AIA, Bushkill, Pennsylvania (TS) Nic Lehoux, Vancouver, British Columbia (NL) PEEC The site is an open clearing...

Santa Monica California

Completed Owner Architects Consultants Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists Nabih Youseff and Associates Structural Engineers CTG Energetics, Inc. Sustainability Consulting Existing building in the Bayside District of Santa Monica An urban, active mixed-use pedestrian neighborhood that fronts on Second Street and has protected views of the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. The location is on a bus line, and is within walking distance to shops, hotels, housing, other organizations...

Leominster Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations HKT Architects Inc. W. Eric Kluz AIA LEED AP (Principal Architect) Zeljko Toncic AIA, LEED AP (Project Manager Architect) Marta Kabalin, AIA, LEED AP (Interior Design Architect) Beals & Thomas, Inc. Civil Engineering Souza True and Partners, Inc. Structural Engineering Global Resource Options Alternative Energy Design & Contracting Hines Wasser & Associates LLC Landscape Architecture Frank Siteman, courtesy of the Trustees of Reservations (FS) Within a 200+...

Lander Wyoming

The unfinished steel leaf canopy is an icon for NOLS and provides protection for the stair egress at the rooftop garden. Centerbrook Architects and Planners James C. Childress, FAIA, Partner in Charge Thomas J. Lodge, AIA, Project Manager Jeffrey Gotta, R.A., Peggy V. Sullivan, AIA, Anita Macagno Cecchetto, AIA Susan J. Pinckney, ASID, Wendy B. Johnson, AIA Inberg-Miller Engineers Civil Engineers Gibble Norden Champion Brown Structural Engineer The Ballard Group Mechanical Engineers Innovative...

Bainbridge Island Washington

Richard Franko, AIA, Project Manager David W. Goldberg, AIA, Project Designer Lynn Robbins Tom Rooks Amanda Sturgeon Christoph Kruger, AIA Brian Cloward Susan McNabb John Harrison, AIA Daniel Swaab Ken Pirie Chris Dixon, RS, CCS Tom Johanson Konning Tam Serge Martin Elizabeth MacPherson, IIDA, ASID Cindy Schmidt Lisa Herriot, IIDA Browne Engineering Civil Skilling, Ward, Magnusson, Barkshire Structural Keen Engineers Mechanical Cross Engineers Electrical The Berger Partnership Landscape and...

Crawford Notch New Hampshire

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Appalachian Mountain Club Andrew Falender, Executive Director Walter Graff, Deputy Director Paul Cunha, Director of Facilities Dennis Carlone, Architect & Master Planner H. E. Bergeron Engineers Civil Engineers Kohler & Lewis Mechanical and Plumbing Engineers LeMessurier Consultants Structural Engineers Downing Engineering Electrical Engineers Energysmiths Sustainable Design Advisor Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. Landscape Architects & Master Planner MacMillin Company, Keene, New...

Sacramento California

Completed Owner Developer Architect Design AC Martin Partners, Inc. Christopher C. Martin, Partner-i n-Charge David Martin, FAIA, Principal Designer Carey McLeod, Principal-i n-Charge AC Martin Partners, Inc. Civil Engineering CBM Engineers Structural Engineering Levine Seegel Associates Mechanical Engineering Strategically located city-owned site in downtown Sacramento's revital-ization district near public mass transit. After listening to the City of Sacramento, CalEPA, and the state's...