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Built Green, Working Green, Every Day! AIChE

The history of the DLCC's green features

Angelica Ciranni

on 1 November 2012

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Transcript of Built Green, Working Green, Every Day! AIChE

VENTILATION GREEN Since 2004, we've saved over gallons of drinking water. PROGRAM SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND OPERATIONS
at the
David L. Lawrence Convention Center GREEN Visitor Satisfaction Survey
(CMU Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics) In 2011, we used 20% less energy than similar convention centers
and 35% less than our own baseline. Awarded by US Green Building Council
November 2003 (CJL Engineering) The "Chimney Effect" In 2011 we reduced our emissions by over tons CO and saved enough energy to fly from Pittsburgh to Paris
times. 4,000 9 75% of the DLCC
is naturally lit, including
100% of the main halls. Glass curtain walls
Glare control
and shades Reflective Finishes "Capturing" existing lights
Mitigates urban heat island effect 2 *from our 2004 baseline Environmental goals have been part of the DLCC since the beginning. Owner: The Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects P.C
Structural Engineers: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
MEP: Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann Assoc (BHKRA)
LEED Coordination: Green Building Alliance
Construction Mgt: Turner Const., PJ Dick, Advanced Tech Systems
Green Funding: The Heinz Endowments
Commissioning Funding: Heinz Endowments, PA DEP, Citizen Power
Commissioning Agent: CH2M Hill
Facility Management: SMG The Team Computer and scale models used to optimize daylighting and natural ventilation
Ongoing "Green Team" meetings
Third-party commissioning The Process Concept (Rafael Vinoly Architects) Natural Ventilation Computer Simulation (BHKR) Physical Daylighting Model (BHKR) 50% of all building materials were manufactured within a 500 mile radius... ...reducing the carbon footprint and supporting the local economy. 10% of the
building made from recycled materials Steel
Ceiling Tiles Our innovative cable support system used 40% less steel than a traditional design, which saved resources and energy. No new infrastructure Reuse of old site Public transportation access Walking distance to downtown Added green space Three Rivers Heritage Trail Reusing
previous location Protects open space and habitat
No need to build new infrastructure Connected to Downtown Pittsburgh Within a 10 minute walk:
7 hotels
59 cafes and restaurants
Cultural District theaters
Heinz History Center
Within a 20 minute walk:
Andy Warhol Museum
PNC Park and Heinz Field The DLCC was the
convention center. first In 2003, the DLCC was the largest LEED-certified building in the world. There are now NC-certified convention centers and more in the process of
certifying. 7 11 The electricity saved by using this system during events alone could power Pittsburgh households each year. 51 *based on 2008 greenhouse gas inventory and 2010 census data Riverside louvers = natural cooling from outdoor air when temperature is between 45-64 F
Heated air exhausts as it rises
No mechanical fans needed Added Benefits Enhances air quality
Higher visitor satisfaction and productivity WATER EFFICIENCY INDOOR ENVIRONMENT On average, of building occupants are satisfied with indoor environmental quality. 93% Pollutant Control Low-VOC finishes and paints, adhesives, fabrics, and materials
Low-VOC cleaners and chemical-free cleaning
Monitoring CO , CO, and
NO levels 2 x The "Biophilic
Advantage" Max. natural light
Outdoor air
Views to the river
Increased learning rates and attendee satisfaction CO levels under tough conditions
(CMU Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics) 2 55 million Aquifer Water "Pittsburgh's Fourth River" Irrigation
Cooling towers
Water Feature Wastewater Treatment Plant On-site treatment plant
Multi-step process
Recycled water (graywater) used for flush fixtures Every gallon of drinking water conserved saves the Pittsburgh system enough energy to drive a car fifty feet. In 2011, we saved over 7 million gallons... That's a 75,000 mile trip! *Includes both treatment and transportation costs of potable water URBAN HABITAT Open space Native plants Bird and pollinator habitat Riverfront Plaza Part of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail System
Connection between downtown and 22 miles of biking trail
Boat access
Native trees and wildflowers 11th Street 28,000 sf green space
Plants native to Southwestern PA
No irrigation, pesticides, or fertilizers needed Stormwater control South Terrace Green Roof Programmable space
Native grasses and perennials
Adaptive sedum species
Irrigation sensor controls
Reduces urban heat island effect
Filters air and stormwater runoff Our green roof will remove approximately 225 cars' worth of pollution from the air each year. Monarch Waystation Milkweed plants provide habitat, food, and shelter for Monarch butterflies during their annual migration. MATERIALS
& RESOURCES Over 95% of the former building's materials were reused -- enough to fill 23 Olympic swimming pools. *based on typical demolition waste density EVERY DAY! In everything we do, we always think "green first." Program Components Branding and messaging
Attendee interaction
Ongoing commitment to sustainable practices in the industry
greenfirst.us Reduce Reusable products: mugs, glasses, water bottles
Reducing waste: stapleless staplers, refillable pens, second-life copy paper Purchasing
Recycled products: mousepads from discarded tires, cardboard and wooden pens, clipboards, post-consumer recycled plastic products
Fully compostable and biodegradable catering serviceware In 2011, more than 50% of the products we purchased were made from recycled materials. GREEN CLEANING Cleaning Products Green-Seal certified cleaners
Biodegradable/USDA BioPreferred products
Low or no VOC content Orbio Machine Chemical-free cleaning
Uses electrolysis to split up water molecules
Combines water atoms with salt ions to create cleaning solution Exterior Maintenance Manual pruning and weeding
Fuel-free hardscape cleaning
Green chemicals ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS Upgrades High-efficiency fluorescents and occupancy sensors: 223,556 kWh/year
Water feature upgrade: 639,072 kWh/year
MDF/IDF coolers: 600,000 kWh/year Water consumption
Electricity use
Thermal conditions
Air quality
Chilled water and steam
Monthly utility tracking Monitoring Optimizing Systems Building Automation Systems
Adjust lights to match daylighting
Condition spaces independently
Tailor to specific event needs Recycle Paper and cardboard
Cans and bottles
Wood pallets
Lightbulbs and e-waste
Event-specific materials
Food waste Reuse Leftover meals donated to local food banks
Cooking oil donated to make biodiesel fuel
Leftover event materials donated or reused Reduce More durable materials brought in = less waste at end of event
Plan ahead for highest diversion rates Monitoring Diversion rates compiled monthly
"3R Report" available for events Highest Diversion Rate in 2011? 97% Systems are adjusted in real-time to maximize energy savings and keep indoor environmental quality exceptional. LEED FOR
BUILDINGS LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating system for ongoing sustainable practices
Recertification every five years
Ongoing commitment to original design intent DLCC Case Study Outside evaluation of DLCC practices
Team led by Green Building Alliance and composed of local experts
Two-year process
Available at go-gba.org/dlcc Carbon-Neutral Operations Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) - support the production of clean energy
electricity use offset by Wind Power RECs
Carbon Offsets - support activities which reduce / sequester greenhouse gases
steam and natural gas use offset by carbon offsets 100% 100% *During the AASHE Conference *USGBC Project Database, excludes EBOM-certified facilities (CJL Engineering) For Event Planners: Local printers and suppliers
Sustainable catering options
Plan ahead to reduce source waste
Help to facilitate "first steps" (CJL Engineering)

39 points:
11: Indoor Environmental Quality
7: Sustainable Sites
5: Water Efficiency
6: Energy & Atmosphere
5: Materials & Resources
5: Innovation in Design

84 points:
13: Indoor Environmental Quality
19: Sustainable Sites
12: Water Efficiency
21: Energy & Atmosphere
9: Materials & Resources
6: Innovation in Design
4: Regional Priority The LEED Certification Mark is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used with permission. The DLCC is... The first LEED
EBOM Platinum
convention center. The first double-certified
convention center and the first to achieve a LEED-EBOM Platinum rating. 3 out of 5 event planners consider green operations important. 4 out of 5 event planners said the DLCC's environmental initiatives positively impacted their booking decision. These events have brought over $176 million in direct spending to the Pittsburgh economy. Angelica Ciranni
Sustainability Coordinator
Sports & Exhibition Authority
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