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  • J P Malone
    May 26, 2005
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      Thanks for the info.
      Can you tell me what is "under-floor displacement air"?



      Amanda Tullos wrote:

      > If HREG is planning for October (much nicer weather for sure!)no
      > problem; but if anyone wants to throw their house or electric car or
      > biodiesel into the mix, let me know.
      >
      > I will be happy to send the announcement when everything is
      > formalized. We will charge $10, and any CEU's will be self-reporting.
      >
      > Here are short descriptions on each of the buildings:
      >
      > ***************************************************
      >
      > Emerson Unitarian Church Education building-1900 Bering Drive
      > Preliminary LEED certification Architect - Ray Bailey Architects The
      > 7th principal of the Unitarian Church is “To promote respect for the
      > interdependent web of existence of which we are all a part.” Emerson
      > Unitarian Church wanted their new educational building to reflect a
      > strong environmental ethic and serve as a wise investment, but was
      > unsure if they could afford a green building. Working with off the
      > shelf technologies and products and a limited budget, Bailey
      > Architects was able to design a building and site that will deliver
      > long term savings in operating costs and maintenance, and provide a
      > healthy, environmentally sound place to worship and learn. The final
      > result is the first liturgical building in the nation to achieve LEED
      > certification.
      >
      > **********************************************************
      >
      > American Heart Association 10060 Buffalo Speedway
      >
      > LEED Registered
      >
      > Architect – Kirksey
      >
      > 20,000 s.f. facility for the local chapter of the American Heart
      > Association. Offices, Reception, Resource Center, Conferencing Center,
      > and Teaching Kitchen, all overlooking a central courtyard. The goal of
      > the project was to provide a building that reflects the client's core
      > mission- the promotion of health and a healthy lifestyle. A green
      > building was the perfect fit.
      >
      > The building uses 50% less exterior water, 49% less interior water and
      > is 15% more energy efficient. 77% of the construction debris was
      > diverted from the landfill, 80% of the construction materials
      > contained recycled content, 78% of construction materials were
      > manufactured locally. Air and light quality measures include low VOC
      > paint, adhesives, sealants and carpet, protection of ductwork to
      > prevent moisture and particulate contamination. CO2 monitoring, and
      > natural light and views for every occupant.
      >
      > **********************************************************
      >
      > University of Texas School of Nursing and Student Community Center,
      >
      > 6901 Bertner Avenue
      >
      > LEED Gold Certified
      >
      > Architects- BNIM, in collaboration with, Lake Flato Architects As BNIM
      > Architects’ most recent example of award-winning sustainable design
      > excellence, the School of Nursing and Student Community Center at The
      > University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston establishes
      > benchmarks for healthy buildings. Using the LEED® rating system as a
      > platform, this building achieves the highest levels of sustainable
      > design, resulting in practices that extend well beyond the guidelines
      > of the LEED program. While the building is slated to achieve a Gold
      > rating, its design accommodates systems that could eventually attain a
      > Platinum level.
      >
      > The use of an integrated design approach resulted in numerous concepts
      > that increase environmental quality and reduce energy use. Strategies
      > such as rainwater collection, under-floor displacement air,
      > daylighting, sun-shading devices, efficient mechanical systems and
      > recycled content materials, just to name a few, were employed to
      > minimize the building’s impact on the environment and maximize
      > building performance.
      >
      > **********************************************************
      >
      > *Amanda Tullos, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
      > *co-Chair
      > AIA COTE - Houston
      > American Institute of Architects
      > Committee on the Environment
      > http://www.aiahouston.org/cote
      >
      > Amanda Tullos, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
      > Heights Venture Architects, LLP
      > 1111 North Loop West, Suite 800
      > Houston, TX 77008
      > 713.869.1103 x169
      > amanda.tullos@... <mailto:amanda.tullos@...>
      >
      > Join us at Houston's first Symposium on Green Building- Gulf Coast
      > Green. For more information visit www.gulfcoastgreen.org
      > <http://www.gulfcoastgreen.org/>
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      > *From:* hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf
      > Of *Roxanne Boyer
      > *Sent:* Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:25 PM
      > *To:* hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > *Subject:* Re: [hreg] Tours
      >
      > Amanda,
      > HREG is preparing to host a Solar Home tour the last Sunday in October
      > (tentative). This tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society's
      > Annual Solar Home Tour. The dates do not match, however, keep us
      > updated on the AIA tour. I'm sure many of us would like to participate.
      > Regards,
      > Chris
      >
      >
      > */Amanda Tullos <atullos@...>/* wrote:
      >
      > Is HREG planning another tour anytime soon?
      >
      > AIA Houston Committee on the Environment is planning a building
      > tour for August 6th (or alternately the 13th). We plan on touring
      > Emerson Unitarian Church, American Heart Association, and UT
      > School of Nursing. We would love to collaborate; if you all are
      > interested, let me know.
      >
      >
      > *Amanda Tullos, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
      > *co-Chair
      > AIA COTE - Houston
      > American Institute of Architects
      > Committee on the Environment
      > http://www.aiahouston.org/cote
      >
      > Amanda Tullos, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
      > Heights Venture Architects, LLP
      > 1111 North Loop West, Suite 800
      > Houston, TX 77008
      > 713.869.1103 x169
      > amanda.tullos@... <mailto:amanda.tullos@...>
      >
      > Thanks for joining us at Houston's first Symposium on Green
      > Building- Gulf Coast Green. For more information visit
      > www.gulfcoastgreen.org <http://www.gulfcoastgreen.org/>
      >
      >
      >
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