Project Goals

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Brianny Martinez
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Module 3 - Project Goals Targets & Strategies
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Jan 22, 2022 5:27 AM
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Jan 24, 2022 2:04 AM
  • I plan to demonstrate that a building can be cost efficient, usable/comfortable, durable, while being sustainable. This will ensure that the center has plenty of examples to promote sustainability techniques.
  • Design Goal: Net Zero Site
  • Measure: Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  • Targets:
    • 35 kBtu/ft2yr (2022 Zero Code in CA)
    • 60% reduction desired
  • Strategies:
    • Reduce the cooling and lighting load
      • airtight building
      • high R value construction
      • high albedo and SRI façade
      • Maximize daylighting while using thermal mass to reduce excess heat
      • Operations: daylight sensors
      • Renewable energy sources
        • Solar power
        • CELs (Mexico's Clean Energy Certificates)
  • Design Goal: Use sustainable + durable materials
  • Measure: Volume of traditional portland cement vs. volume of alternative/sustainable cements (i.e. with fly ash, ECC concrete, new SCMs)
  • Targets:
    • Minimal value: 50% sustainable material
    • 100% sustainable
  • Strategies:
    • Locally sourced material
    • Use innovative cement mixed with waste (fly ash, GGFBS, etc.)
  • Design Goal: Maximize Green Space
  • Measure: Green Area Ratio: square footage total/green space
  • Targets:
    • 50%
    • 70%
  • Strategies:
    • Green roofs
    • Green walls
    • Build around the existing green landscape (i.e. minimal disturbance, fit the buildings to the environment not the other way around)