Dimpy Sanduja

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Module 3 - Project Goals Targets & Strategies
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Property

Goal is to ensure that the building meets program needs, is cost effective to operate and maintain and provides a superior environment to maximize employees productivity. Provide a design that will achieve a 50% reduction in energy use and provide daylighting to offset electrical lighting loads wherever possible (includes lighting controls).

Measures

  • LEED Certification or Architecture 2030 challenge .
  • ASHRAE A or B+ rating .

Targets

  • Target value- Qualify for LEED Certification in silver or gold ratings or to accomplish the Architecture 2030 challenge.
  • Minimum acceptance value - ASHRAE A or B+ rating .

Design Goals #1  Maximum Daylight

Measures

  • Window Design Considerations
  • Light shelves

Target

  • 80% of the building should have daylight

Strategies

  • Size all windows to provide the best daylighting.
  • Place external overhangs on south-facing windows to prevent glare and summer solar gains. Depending on simulation results, some south-facing windows may be unshaded to allow for good daylighting.
  • A light shelf is a horizontal light-reflecting overhang placed above eye-level with a transom window placed above it. This design, which is most effective on southern orientations, improves daylight penetration, creates shading near the window, and helps reduce window glare.

Design Goals #2  Use of Sustainable Material

Measures

  • Bamboo is a rapidly renewable substitute for hardwood
  • Using Steel
  • Insulation
  • Wood Products

Target

  • No additional costs are associated with recycled material.
  • Reduced overall costs due to the substantially increased energy efficiency over conventional construction techniques.

Strategies

  • Use materials in the most productive way with an emphasis on using less.
  • Reduce toxic chemicals and environmental impacts throughout the material life cycle.
  • Product manufacturers must comply with these requirements to receive an ENERGY STAR label.

Design Goals #3  Landscape Design and Management

Measures

  • Stormwater management
  • Using water outdoors
  • Parking pavement
  • Landscape vegetation
  • Exterior lighting

Target

  • Protecting and enhancing the natural beauty and ecological value of the site.
  • Reducing energy use in buildings and for lighting around buildings

Strategies

  • Minimizing costs and resource impacts of ongoing landscape management.
  • Reducing fire risk and promoting recovery from past fire damage
  • Protecting soil and topography features on the site