Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings by Jean Carroon

By Jean Carroon

A consultant to eco-friendly ideas for upkeep and adaptive reuse—and the facility of preservation/reuse as a eco-friendly strategy.Buildings account for almost 40 percentage of either overall strength use and carbon emissions within the usa. With one of many country's best upkeep architects as your advisor, Sustainable protection explores the ability of adaptive reuse to lessen these numbers and flow us towards sustainability. It indicates how an icon comparable to H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston can move green—and why a Seventies strip-mall grocery store not just merits comparable awareness yet may also come to be a development that delights users.Sustainable protection takes a nuanced examine the loads of decisions that adaptive reuse calls for architects to make—from inventive how you can redeploy present structural components to favourite strategies for normal air flow to construction of wetlands that restoration a site's traditional organic features. furthermore, Sustainable Preservation:Presents fifty case reports of projects—schools, homes, workplaces, shops, museums, and govt buildings—that set new criteria for holistic methods to adaptive reuse and sustainabilityCovers layout matters, from construction situation to lighting fixtures platforms, renewable strength thoughts, stormwater dealing with, and construction envelope defense and integrity.Reviews operational concerns, together with fabrics offerings for low lifetime upkeep, eco-friendly housework, and indoor air qualityExplains calculators and courses that complement the LEED® eco-friendly construction certification application requisites to yield even better environmental benefitsSustainable maintenance makes a compelling argument that protection and sustainability do not simply shield the surroundings, yet convey a whole diversity of societal merits, from task construction to enhanced social connection.On the canopy: Trinity Church in Boston: less than the management of Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy lately accomplished recovery and growth of H.H. Richardson's 1877 masterpiece, Trinity Church. major environmental features comprise a brand new below-grade meeting area that includes the structure's giant stone piers; deploy of ground-source warmth pumps that dramatically lessen heating and cooling necessities; whole on-site administration of all stormwater; and whole use of neighborhood, recycled, and low-VOC fabrics.

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From the first meetings, the process included a fully integrated design and construction team led by a disciplined building committee whose standard of excellence supported collaborative and creative problem solving. The project is an example of the important synergies that spring from integrated teams with overlapping goals achieved by every solution. The final work of the team included establishing an ongoing maintenance program and a long-term master plan for completion of remaining restoration work.

Building Envelope ᭿ Rigid insulation (2") increased both wall and roof R-values to 8. Thermal insula- tion blankets and board were added, using recycled material wherever possible. Convection loss through the building envelope was reduced with proper detailing, weather-stripping, and sealants. Windows were replaced with energy-efficient insulating glass units, with aluminum frames for low heat loss. Windows are set deep in the masonry walls for high-angle solar shading during the summer. HVAC Systems ᭿ The building’s original natural ventilation was reestablished with operable windows.

Cob (a mixture of straw, dirt, and sand) was used as infill material in a portion of the wall. Because it is malleable, it was also used to form benches, and decorative sculpture was included in the wall. Used glass bottles were inset in the cob wall as a design feature. ᭿ Siding on the new constructionis made from remilled cedar telephone poles from a local supplier. Operations and Maintenance ᭿ The designer wrote a custom and detailed operations-and- maintenance manual to promote longevity and to maintain the memory of how the building is designed to operate.

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