101 Catching Up Columbus
Central Ohioans have a long way to go to becoming good environmental stewards- how are we doing now and what can we do to close the gap?
Where is Columbus in the great race, or rather slow plod, towards sustainability? Information about current initiatives in sustainability and general support within the Central Ohio region provide some different ways of assessing how good our community is at being environmental stewards. Demonstrated by AIA’s revised Code of Ethics and AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE)’s support of the 9/20/19 Climate Strike, one of the big questions in the field of architecture is how to be a sustainable professional. Furthermore, AIA Columbus COTE is in the process of surveying sustainable practices for architecture firms in order to create a benchmark for the Central Ohio region. This initiative hopes to provide resources for filling in the gaps between typical practice and practice of architecture that will meet the AIA 2030 challenge. This session will explore these events as well as climate opinion data (Marlon et al, 2019) as different measures of sustainability. Given the greater contexts of the country, world, and climate change science, understanding where we stand is crucial to making the changes necessary to meeting our future on the best terms possible. The session will conclude with identifying ways in which we can work as individuals and organizations to address the challenge of being sustainable.
102 The Game of Zones: Using Gaming Theory to Explain Commissioning Paths
Using a fun and interactive board game, attendees get to play through different phases (i.e. “Zones”) of a new construction project.
103 Higher Education Challenges and Opportunities & The Future of Energy Infrastructure
This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities facing higher education institutions as they attempt to balance the need to modernize critical energy and building infrastructure while also achieving campus sustainability goals and high performance environments for campus stakeholders.
104 Design with Responsibility
How can Columbus join the Global Design Movement to support the health and wellness of building materials.
How can manufactures and design professionals collaborate to address the global challenge we have to the health and wellness of our planet and our population through the building materials that we specify? This session will show how the our industry is moving to from building material transparency into understanding building material carbon,health, and wellness impacts. This will be explained thorough the following industry programs like LEED v4.1, WELL, LBC, as well as new national programs like the Healthcare Without Harm Healthy Hospital Initiative and the Harvard Healthy Campus Initiative. We will also show how industry programs like Mindful Materials, Brightside Materials tool, and the LP 50 (Living Product 50) will help simplify this work.
201 Mitchell Hall: Servin’ Up Student Success with a Side of Sustainability
Columbus State’s new Mitchell Hall delivers leading-edge culinary education with intentional sustainable practices from curriculum to program and design.
202 Sustainable Historic Preservation
In this panel discussion, attendees will gain insight through the presentation of various case studies that explore the intersection of preservation and sustainability.
Our expert panel with representatives from the architecture, construction and energy design industry will draw upon past projects to illustrate a holistic approach to sustainable historic preservation. Having worked together as a team to revitalize the historic fabric of downtown Cleveland including the Halle Building, Residences at 668, East Ohio, the Hanna Building, and the Leader Building, this panel understands the solutions necessary to meet both Historic and Sustainability requirements. Navigating the Historic Tax Credit process while striving to meet LEED standards requires innovation and the ability to infuse historic projects with green building technologies. In this presentation, our team will outline several strategies to develop a green building while maintaining the building’s vital historic features.
203 Creating Space for Change: How The Ohio State University is Changing College Campus’ Response to Mental Health through Design for [WELL]-being
Designed to become the first WELL certified building at The Ohio State University, the expansion to Newton Hall will serve as a laboratory for how college campuses can better support mental wellness through attention to aspects of the physical environment.
204 Designed for Life: How Meaningful Experiences are Shaped Though Wellness and Purpose
Explore how Well concepts and brain science can influence design decisions and bring about more purposeful spaces that are designed for all life.
301 26 E Park Drive: Floodway Constraints Lead to Creativity
The design of an 18,000 square foot medical/professional building meets stringent floodway requirements yet adheres to modern architecture principles.
26 E Park Drive is an 18,000 square foot medical/professional office building located in Athens, Ohio. The project won a 2019 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Columbus Chapter merit award in the “large project” category for its creative response to the building’s site: the floodplain of the Hocking River. The design meets FEMA’s “ﬂoodway” deﬁnition, a designation even more stringent than “floodplain.” It is raised on 42 concrete piers to permit ﬂood waters to ﬂow through the building site. The Athens Planning Commission granted a variance to build on the delicate site based on BDT Architects & Designers’ minimally invasive design. The aesthetics of 26 E Park were derived from the site’s practical requirements yet adhere to modern architecture principles. Design features include a dramatically curving roof, shiplap cedar siding and full-height windows. Clerestory lites that run the entire south length of the mezzanine level contribute to the building’s passive solar design, warming the interior in the winter and daylighting workspaces.
302 Midwest Mixed-use
The Future of Mixed-Use development in the Midwest.
With Rising prices for land and need for more density the Midwest is leading the way with innovative approaches to Mixed-use Development. We will review projects from 250 High Street, 80 on the commons, Gravity and Market Tower. Each taking a different approach to Design, Mix and Sustainability. Each of these projects being a TRUE Mixed-use with office, residential, retail and hotels. Mixed-use projects make our cities more sustainable by bringing 24 hour activity to our cities.
303 Mid-Century Engineering Lab Renovation/Addition: An Energy-Efficient Model
This program will discuss strategies to sustainably improve aging engineering and research buildings on college campuses.
Creating a sustainable, energy-efficient building expansion/renovation has become one of the most important goals of Phase 1 of the Ohio State University Advanced Materials Corridor project. The project can be considered an instructive prototype for improving the many aging engineering and research buildings throughout Ohio and the Midwest. The Mars G. Fontana Laboratories, currently under construction at a prominent location on The Ohio State University’s main campus, is a complete renovation and large addition to a 1960s lab building. When completed, it will be a 127,000 SF biomedical and materials engineering building. It is the first phase of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex, which will be an interconnected series of existing renovated buildings and new construction providing efficient teaching and research spaces. As a result of co-locating two highly ranked engineering departments, the new lab has been designed to a high level of operational and energy efficiency. Pursuing a goal of LEED Silver, the predicted EUI of 190 kbtu/sf/yr results in an energy savings exceeding 40% when compared to national benchmarks for the building type. In recognition of water as a valuable resource the users were educated about the impacts of cooling scientific equipment with once-through domestic water and opted for a process chilled water system to meet the scientific equipment needs.
304 Is a WELL Platinum renovation with a Tight Budget possible? You Betcha!
Witness the trials and tribulations of pursuing the WELL Platinum dream on a tight office budget.
A small Cincinnati Regional business had a dream to be a healthier place for its staff and to set an example of what is possible on a tight budget. Enriching Spaces reached out to Yasha Ogg, WELL Faculty of emersion DESIGN, to help navigate the WELL Platinum pending renovation while keeping costs at a minimum. This session will share their successes and struggles along the way.
From Private to Public: Reclaiming Euclid’s Waterfront
Allison Lukacsy-Love, City of Euclid
Jason Stangland, SmithGroup
Once recognized as the birthplace of zoning due to its role in the landmark zoning case of ‘Euclid v. Ambler Realty’, this community now stands poised to achieve national acclaim for this innovative, precedent-setting public access project.
- Government and Private Sector Collaboration.
- Climate Resilency / Green Infrastructure.
- Community Consensus Building.
- Landscape Architecture.
1 GBCI, 1 AIA LU/HSW
In 2009, the Euclid Waterfront Improvement Plan established a $30M vision for the city’s Lake Erie shoreline, of which only six percent was publicly accessible. Through a public consensus-building process, the first phase of improvements – a fishing pier and ADA-accessible trails linking the lakefront to downtown – were constructed in 2013. Phase II is currently under construction, featuring a three-quarter mile public all-purpose trail at the water’s edge, erosion mitigation, shoreline stabilization and habitat/beach reclamation, providing for environmental tourism and recreational opportunities. This milestone represents a decade public-private partnerships to bring from concept to reality one of the longest coastal projects permitted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Through land donations and easement agreements from nearly 100 land owners, the vision reinforces regional goals for healthy communities and sets a precedent for catalytic economic development along Lake Erie. Euclid is the 17th largest city in Ohio, with a diverse population. Historically, the lakefront was publicly accessible, but a 20th-century housing and industrial boom changed the landscape. Now, the city is reclaiming its best natural asset for the benefit of all. This project is positioned to transform not only the deteriorating shoreline and natural habitats of Lake Erie, but to elevate property values, quality of life and overall attractiveness of the lakefront city to new investment, and to serve as a model for other lakefront communities.
Existing Buildings (Can Be) Green Buildings
Melinda Shah, Schooley Caldwell
Matt Quijada, Schooley Caldwell
Working with a building’s existing assets, whether it be large windows and high ceilings or an urban site and existing mechanical pathways, can result in a sustainable building.
- Explain the concept of embodied energy and why it maters when discussing existing buildings.
- Analyze how the location of existing buildings is frequently more sustainable than locations for new buildings.
- Examine how energy efficiency can be improved in existing buildings without damaging the historic fabric.
- Discuss how the features and characteristics of different styles of existing buildings and identify how to work with them to maximize the sustainability of the buildings.
1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW
Existing buildings may not be built with the latest and greatest insulation, air barriers, and other newer technologies but they provide a ready stock for sustainable construction. The former Lazarus department store, Clinton Elementary School, and OSU South Campus Highrises are all very different types of buildings built at different times but have one thing in common – they are all certified LEED gold. This course will examine how working with a building’s existing assets, whether it be the large windows and high ceilings or urban sites and existing mechanical pathways, can result in a sustainable building. Accounting for the benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, the concept of embodied energy helps quantify benefits of using materials longer. These buildings are also typically in ideal locations for development – their incorporation into urban fabric lands all the benefits of existing utilities and public transportation. One concern one might have is how to update the buildings to be more energy efficient without disturbing the historic fabric. We’ll review some best tips for context-appropriate renovation.
From LEED Gold to NetZero: A Practical Approach to Getting There
Brian Schenck, Heapy Engineering
Dennis Paben, Legat Architects
This presentation demonstrate how Net Zero Energy can be achieved in a typical public school building.
- Describe how to define NET Zero Building Standards and explain how to calculate.
- Identify clear steps to moving from LEED gold to Net Zero.
- Organize a matrix of pros and cons and return on your investment.
- Verify examples of applications and funding sources.
1 GBCI LEED specific BD+C, 1 WELL specific, 1 AIA LU/HSW
The speakers will introduce a real OH school project that has achieved LEED Gold. They will show and step by step process to achieving Net Zero with the same building program showing budget, schedule, and maintenance impacts to the project. The presentation will include: Improved orientation and site design; Improved the building envelope design including increased insultation in walls, roofs, and foundation; Improved systems design including more efficient alternatives; Improved evaluation of improvements; Creating the balance of needed energy with renewable sources; Proving it over a one-year application; Calculate pay back cycle and return on your investment.
Lindsey Freel, Moody Nolan
Alexis Gerhart, Moody Nolan
Basic Concepts, Client Conversations, and Strategies for Execution of Healthy Materials.
- Express fundamental concepts associated with LEED Building Product Disclosure and Optimization credits and material transparency.
- Engage clients in conversations related to material transparency and reducing carbon footprint.
- Compare products for health and environmental attributes, extrapolating details from EPD’s/HPD’s.
- Achieve successful implementation – from early, integrated design to construction administration.
1 GBCI LEED specific BD+C, 1 WELL specific, 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 IDCEC CE
LEEDv4 has introduced new concepts for furthering material selection to support stronger health and environmental outcomes. While some view these concepts This session focuses on defining key concepts related to material transparency and exploring different strategies for having related conversations with clients. We will also explore strategies to ensure successful implementation of healthy, environmentally responsible materials in projects, both certified and not.