Design Goals, Targets & Strategies - Lena Bakalian

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Lena Bakalian
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Module 3 - Project Goals Targets & Strategies
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Jan 20, 2022 6:36 PM
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Jan 24, 2022 1:58 AM

Some broad goals I am hoping to include in the project design include:

  • Sustainable: having the space be potentially convertible for a different use in the future (ie not too specific to an exhibition space/museum); ideally working towards getting to a net-zero building
  • Constructible: keeping design interesting but also practical to lower cost and resources needed
  • Operable: smart building that will monitor site and allow for easy operability of processes (adjusting for daylight, heating/cooling, etc)
  • Useable: accessible building, thermal comfort, encourages healthy behavior (staircases prominently placed), green roof living-learning lab

Goal 1: Minimize energy usage

  • Measure:  EUI (energy use intensity)
  • Targets:
    • minimally acceptable value: 45% reduction
    • desired / target value: 65% reduction
  • Strategies:
    • passive design through orientation of building, overhangs, etc. to reduce amount of cooling/heating needed throughout the year
    • leverage of daylight to reduce amount of needed artificial lighting
    • Use of technology to monitor energy use throughout the day/year and automate processes within the building
    • Solar panels?
    • High R-value windows and proper, strategic insulation

Goal 2: Use of sustainable materials

  • Measure: percent of recycled/sustainable material to new material
  • Targets:
    • minimally acceptable value: 60%
    • desired / target value: 75%
  • Strategies:
    • Use of renewable materials such as locally sourced and certified timber, recycled materials, bamboo etc.
    • Minimize use of concrete (specifically Portland cement); could use other type of sustainable concrete

Goal 3: Integrated into environment; minimal disruption to surroundings

  • Measure: visual assessment/green area ratio
  • Targets:
    • minimally acceptable value: 60% green area
    • desired / target value: 80% green area
  • Strategies:
    • Green spaces within the building - vertical garden/green wall
    • Green roof to minimize the amount of impermeable space created by the building
    • Native vegetation around the site and within the building
    • Architecture of the building blends well into its surroundings