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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Green Building: Regional Projects

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GroJoint: Lifecycle Building Challenge student entry by Adam Fenner, Jason Bond, Thomas Gerhardt, Josh Canez, and Nick Schaider from Texas A&M University.
 
This office building can be expanded or contracted to suit needs, conserve resources
Grupe builds LEED-H homes in Rocklin, CA.     [Larger image]

LEED for Homes

We are supporting LEED-H via a Cooperative Agreement with Davis Energy Group - the USGBC-designated LEED-H provider in CA and N. Nevada. Through this agreement we are providing training and support to interested LEED-H builders and allied Green Building professionals. The goal is to maximize the number of homes built to LEED-H standards in EPA Region 9. The LEED-H standards include a requirement for builders to do a minimum of EPA Energy STAR measures and has additional credits available for building to the EPA Energy STAR Indoor Air Package specifications. Energy savings, water savings, pounds of pollution reduced and dollars saved are being collected and reported.

Contact
Tom Huettman (huetteman.tom@epa.gov)
(415)-972-3751

Building Healthy Hospitals: Top 5 Green Building Strategies for Healthcare

Case studies review each of the five strategies: energy efficiency, process water efficiency, sustainable flooring, indoor air quality - materials selection, and lighting efficiency plus an overview factsheet.

Contact
Wendi Shafir
(shafir.wendi@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3422

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Database

CHPS will develop a professional, web-based, and searchable materials database and labeling program for its green building rating program for K-12 schools to promote high performance design, construction and operation.

Contact
Wendi Shafir
(shafir.wendi@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3422

National Association of Minority Contractors of Arizona - Construction and Demolition Debris Diversion Project

This grant project targets 60% diversion of construction and demolition waste during renovations and new residential construction in Arizona. The project will provide recycling training to construction contractors and expand construction and demolition debris recycling capacity in the metro-Phoenix area.

Contact
Tom Huettman (huetteman.tom@epa.gov)
(415)-972-3751

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Pavilion in the Park: Lifecycle Building Challenge winning entry by David Miller from The Miller|Hull Partnership.

Lifecycle Building Challenge 2

A national competition for students and professionals to develop new ideas on designing buildings and policies for adaptability and disassembly to support local reuse, reduce waste, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Challenge is sponsored by EPA Region 9, the Building Materials Reuse Association, and the American Institute of Architects.

Contact
Tom Huettman (huetteman.tom@epa.gov)
(415)-972-3751

Tribal Green Building - Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability

The Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES) has been partnering with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation near Ukiah, CA to co-design culturally-inspired, sustainable housing and renewable energy power systems that utilize sustainability best practices, renewable energy technology, and reflect the long-standing culture of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation.

Contact
Michelle Baker
(baker.michelle@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3206

City of Fresno Green Affordable Housing

The City of Fresno in partnership with U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is constructing six single family homes using green building practices. The homes feature solar photovoltaic panels, advanced insulation, permeable concrete, and other strategies to reduce energy and water consumption. The project is monitoring its reduced construction and demolition debris and diverted 6.35 tons on their first home. The City of Fresno's website includes a video highlighting the green building features of the homes.

Contact
Tom Huettman (huetteman.tom@epa.gov)
(415)-972-3751

video iconThe ReUse People

Running time: 2:15 min.

The ReUse People of America, Inc., Building Materials Reuse Retail Warehouse

This project will open and operate a building materials reuse retail warehouse in the City of Los Angeles. Best practices for operating a retail reuse warehouse and tons of material diverted through deconstruction and reuse activities are being developed.

Contact
Andre Villasenor
(villasenor.andre@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3238

SF GreenPRINT Green Building Measurement Tool

The Green Building Project Reporting and Information Tool (SF GreenPRINT) is a web-based database that calculates the environmental and economic benefits of single and multiple U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building projects. The database can be adapted for use by other public agencies.

Contact
Timonie Hood
(hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Sustainable Transit Leadership

The project focused on incorporating green building design and practices for transit-specific applications. BART "greened" all Facility Standards; successfully piloted a ballasted lighting energy savings technology in parking garages for a 25% lighting energy savings; required 70% of construction waste, 100% of concrete and steel demolition debris, and 50% of remaining demolition debris to be diverted from landfill; and has documented cost savings of over $711,000.

Contact
Timonie Hood
(hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282

Conservation District of Southern Nevada Straw Bale Demonstration Classroom

The District in partnership with the Moapa School District is designing and building a 20'x20' straw bale classroom at the Moapa High School Sustainable Agriculture Farm. This structure will be used primarily to provide an example of green building, thereby stimulating student interest in energy efficient structures. The classroom will also serve as a host to a variety of resource conservation workshops for the local and urban (Las Vegas) communities. Accompanying the straw bale classroom, a native demonstration garden is being developed, showcasing native plants in a garden designed in an environmentally conscious way. Most of the materials for building the classroom have been donated by the community and students have been involved in all steps of the construction.

Contact
Cara Peck
(peck.cara@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3382

Old Maui High School Green Historic Renovation

Through a Congressional Appropriations Grant, Community Work Day Program, a non profit group based in Maui, Hawaii was able to preserve and revitalize the historic Old Maui High School. The group ensured the preservation, safety and environmentally sound reconstruction of the High School Administration Building, to provide for its adaptive re-use as a community resource center. The project ensured that, rather than demolition and subsequent landfill impact, the historic building was recycled and reused to the highest degree possible to benefit the Maui community. During the project, the grantee ensured the highest possible amount of recycling of usable structural materials, the composting of appropriate debris and green waste through on-site composting; and the investigation of reconstruction options as well as the study of the social, cultural and historic components relative to the reconstruction and adaptive re-use of the building.

Contact
Cara Peck
(peck.cara@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3382

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The Chartwell School

Chartwell School, Design for Deconstruction Manual

Chartwell School is a LEED Platinum K-8 school that educates children with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities. The project provides a model and developed a handbook demonstrating design for adaptability concepts such as centralized utility raceways, cold joint sidewalks, nail-free paneling, and clip in window assemblies.

Contact
Timonie Hood
(hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282

Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Inc., Residential Deconstruction Program

Stardust, a non-profit in Phoenix, Arizona that focuses on re-using materials to benefit the needy, developed a formal program and manual of best practices for deconstructing and recovering reusable construction and home improvement materials from residential properties.

Contact
Timonie Hood
(hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282

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