New Green Buildings and Energy-Efficient Retrofits

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New Green Buildings and Energy-Efficient Retrofits John Morrill & Joan Kelsch Arlington County Government MWCOG Energy & Air Quality Conference, April 5, 2004

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Opportunities in three territories Green structures for County gov't Green building motivations for private designers Energy-productivity changes in existing structures

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Voluntary affirmation program by the U.S. Green Building Council A main edge framework for outlining, developing, and guaranteeing the world's greenest structures. Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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LEED  characterizes 'green' (1) Minimum models (essentials) in addition to focuses granted for savvy decisions in: site determination  materials & assets water productivity  vitality/climate indoor ecological quality  development

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LEED  characterizes 'green' (2) Points (credits) required for affirmation: Certified: 26-32 credits Silver: 33-38 credits Gold: 39-51 credits Platinum: 52-69 credits

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LEED  characterizes 'green' (3) Energy & air credits are conspicuous Significant essentials (authorizing, CFC decrease, vitality execution) in addition to 17 extra credits accessible for: further enhancements in vitality effectiveness, utilization of renewable vitality and green power, ozone insurance, add'l dispatching, on-going estimation & check

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)  Arlington fabricated Virginia's initially LEED  guaranteed constructing, the Langston-Brown High School and Community Center. This is a LEED Silver venture.

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Langston-Brown School & Community Center 50,000 sf substitution of 23,500 sf bldg Demolition squander redirected for reusing, instead of landfill Stormwater administration including storages, permeable asphalt, bioretention, and stormceptor Extensive daylighting, light retires, sun oriented shading for vitality benefits

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Green Building Programs for Private Development Require LEED Scorecard accommodation Require LEED expert and particular number of LEED credits Green building thickness motivating force Green Building Fund commitment Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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LEED Scorecard for Development Projects For tasks not looking for USGBC confirmation: Each venture group must incorporate a LEED-licensed proficient Each venture must incorporate the LEED Scorecard posting particular "green" segments of the venture, with clarification of every credit County arranges last LEED credits with candidate Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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LEED Scorecard for Development Projects Specific number of LEED credits req'd (for the most part 15-20) LEED Reports due at particular allow applications If LEED necessities not met, County withholds grants Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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Green Building Incentive Program Developer can apply for reward thickness if extend meets LEED prerequisites Includes a wide range of building (not simply business office) FAR reward offered ranges from .15 for Certified to .35 for Gold/Platinum Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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Green Building Incentive Program Enforcement Developer posts a security that is discharged when the USGBC issues accreditation If the venture does not meet the affirmation, security is relinquished to the County Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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Green Building Incentive Program Participants Navy League Building is currently under development at 2300 Wilson Blvd 10,000 extra square feet National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) fabricating as of late endorsed in Ballston 16,000 extra square feet Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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Green Building Fund If engineer does not have any significant bearing for LEED affirmation from USGBC, the venture adds to Arlington's Green Building Fund Contribution measures up to 3 pennies/square foot 200,000 sq ft building contributes $6,000 Fund to be utilized for green building instruction and effort Arlington, Morrill & Kelsch, MWCOG, April 5, 2004

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Energy productivity upgrades to existing buildings (1) Changes in vitality use from 1999 to 2003 - Central Library: power  30% Argus House: power  32% Solid waste/Traffic administrator: power  14% Madison Comm. Ctr: gas  13% electric  17% Lubber Run Comm. Ctr: gas  26% elec.  19% Residential Program Ctr: gas  9% elec.  11%

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Energy productivity upgrades to existing buildings (2)

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Energy effectiveness changes to existing buildings (3)

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Energy proficiency enhancements to existing buildings (4) Improved operation & upkeep Lighting retrofits Energy Star  gear Employee instruction (unobtrusive amt in this way) In-house staff and temporary workers so far Large potential investment funds remain

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Importance of paying consideration on both new development and existing stock 1999 - Arlington government had 50 possessed structures totaling 1.49 million sf, utilizing 25.4 million kWh every year 2003 - those same 50 structures utilized 9.6% less power (sparing 2.4 million kWh) During 1997 and 2003, Arlington assembled, purchased, or rented 11 structures totaling 265,000 sf, utilizing more than 6 million kWh/yr

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For more data Energy in existing structures, air quality: John Morrill, vitality supervisor, 703-228-4426 Arlington's green structures exercises: Joan Kelsch, ecological organizer 703-228-3599