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Sustainable building design and development
Optimize Energy Use
On an annual basis, buildings in the United States consume 39% of America's energy and 68% of its electricity. Furthermore, buildings emit 38% of the carbon dioxide (the primary greenhouse gas associated with climate change), 49% of the sulfur dioxide, and 25% of the nitrogen oxides found in the air. Currently, the vast majority of this energy is produced from non-renewable, fossil fuel resources. With the world's supply of fossil fuel dwindling, demand for fossil fuel rising, concerns for energy supply security increasing (both for general supply and specic needs of facilities), and the impact of greenhouse gases on the world's climate rising, it is essential to nd ways to reduce load, increase e-ciency, and utilize renewable fuel resources in facilities of all types.
During the facility design and development process, we believe every project must have a comprehensive, integrated perspective that seeks to:
Reduce heating, cooling, and lighting loads through climate-responsive design and conservation practices; Employ renewable energy sources such as daylighting, passive solar heating, photovoltaics, geothermal, and groundwater cooling; Specify efficient HVAC and lighting systems that consider part-load conditions and utility interface requirements; Optimize building performance by employing energy modeling programs and optimize system control strategies by using occupancy sensors CO2 sensors and other air quality alarms; Monitor project performance through a policy of commissioning, metering, annual reporting, and periodic re-commissioning; and Integrate water saving technologies to reduce the energy burden of providing potable water. Apply this process to the reuse, renovation or repair of existing buildings as well.
Protect and Conserve Water
Reducing water consumption and protecting water quality are key objectives of sustainable design. One critical issue of water consumption is that in many areas of the country, the demands on the supplying aquifer exceed its ability to replenish itself. To the maximum extent feasible, we should decrease their need for water by increasing efficiency. Once efficiency has been optimized, we should maximize the use of water that is collected, used, puried, and reused on-site. Though the collect and treat strategy will do little to reduce total water volume used on-site, it will minimize treatment and transport losses as well as reduce the overall energy required for processing and conveyance. Tremendous energy resources are used to procure, pump, treat, transport, and store potable water. Energy is also used to treat used water in the form of sewage. Simultaneously, much water is used for power production, both in the form of cooling towers for thermoelectric plants and evaporation losses for hydroelectric plants. Potentially toxic chemicals are essential to these processes, and using potable water to irrigate lawns, wash sidewalks, or ush human waste is a misuse of this energy intensive resource. The protection and conservation of water must be considered throughout the life of the building We must seek to:
Use water efficiency through high efficiency fixtures, elimination of leaks, water conserving cooling towers, and other actions; Balance the energy and water conservation strategies in cooling tower through water and air side economizers and the use of o-peak cooling as appropriate; Improve water quality. For example, storm water settling ponds, kitchen grease-traps, eliminate garbage disposals, and lead-bearing products in potable water; Recover non-sewage and graywater for on-site use (such as toilet ushing and landscape irrigation, and more generally, consider the water quality requirements of each water use;
Establish waste treatment and recycling centers;
Water conservation must also be a key consideration in the reuse or renovation of an existing building
BMP #1—Water Management Planning
BMP #2—Information and Education Programs
BMP #3—Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection and Repair
BMP #4—Water-efficiency landscaping
BMP #5—Water-efficiency Irrigation
BMP #6—Toilets and Urinals
BMP #7—Faucets and Showerheads
BMP #8—Boiler/Steam Systems
BMP #9—Single-Pass Cooling Equipment
BMP #10—Cooling Tower Management
BMP #11—Commercial Kitchen Equipment
BMP #12—Laboratory and Medical Equipment
BMP #13—Other Water Intensive Processes
BMP #14—Alternate Water Sources
Optimize Building Space and Material Use
The composition of materials used in a building is a major factor in its lifecycle environmental impact. Whether new or renovated, we must lead the way in the use of greener materials and processes that do not pollute or unnecessarily contribute to the waste stream, do not adversely affect health, and do not deplete limited natural resources. As the growing global economy expands the demand for raw materials, it is no longer sensible to throw away much of what we consider construction and demolition waste. Using a "cradle-to-cradle" approach, the "waste" from one generation can become the "raw material" of the next. The recycling and reuse of construction and demolition (C&D) materials offsets impacts associated with the input of virgin material into construction and renovation of buildings and infrastructure.
When developing specifications, product descriptions and standards, consider a broad range of environmental factors over the product's lifecycle. Such environmental preferably considerations may include: optimizing the use of building space and materials, preventing waste, using recycled content and safer chemical alternatives, energy & water efficiency, and other factors such as life-cycle cost and end-of-life options.
As early as during conceptual design and design-development stages, we must have a comprehensive, integrated perspective that seeks to:
Salvage and utilize existing facilities, products, and equipment whenever possible, such as historic structures, previous Brownfield or Greenfield sites, and reconditioned fixtures and furnishings;
Reduce overall material use through optimizing building size and module;
Evaluate the environmental preferably of products using lifecycle thinking and lifecycle assessment (LCA) When new materials are used, maximize their recycled content, especially from a post-consumer perspective; Specify materials harvested on a sustained yield basis such as lumber from third-party certified forests;
Encourage the use of recyclable assemblies and products that can be easily "de-constructed" at the end of their useful lives;
Limit the generation of C&D materials, encourage the separation of waste streams, and encourage reuse and recycling during the construction, renovation and demolition process;
Eliminate the use of materials that pollute or are toxic during their manufacture, use, or reuse;
Give preference to locally produced products and other products with low embodied energy content; and Encourage success of operational-waste recycling through planning in the design-development phase.
Our philanthropic process initiates every time we start a project. We firmly believe in treating every person we meet with integrity and respect. To us, service goes beyond our customers. We serve our communities through goodwill and compassion. We made a pledge to support charitable organizations who take care of our communities. The number 21 in our company name has a significant importance to us. 21% of every dollar we generate in profit is donated to local charitable foundations in the areas we build. We believe our participation strengthens that commitment to service by helping children and families in need. This is what makes us who we are and we believe we can make a difference in our communities one project at a time.
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