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HSBC Bank Egypt Global Service Centre Education Plan

LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN Sustainable Sites Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important considerations for a project’s sustainability. The Sustainable Sites category discourages development on previously undeveloped land; minimizes a building's impact on ecosystems and waterways; encourages regionally appropriate landscaping; rewards smart transportation choices; controls stormwater runoff; and reduces erosion, light pollution, heat island effect and construction-related pollution.

CREDIT 6.1 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

Indoor Environmental Quality

Energy & Atmosphere

Its estimated that we spend about 90% of our day indoors, where the air quality can be significantly worse than outside. The Indoor Environmental Quality credit category promotes strategies that can improve indoor air as well as providing access to natural daylight and views and improving acoustics.

The Energy & Atmosphere category encourages a wide variety of energy strategies: commissioning; energy use monitoring; efficient design and construction; efficient appliances, systems and lighting; the use of renewable and clean sources of energy, generated on-site or off-site; and other innovative strategies.

CREDIT 5.2 20% OF MATERIALS ARE MANUFACTURED REGIONALLY

CREDIT 3.1 WATER USE REDUCTION

CREDIT 4.3 FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLE PARKING

CREDIT 4 ENHANCED REFRIGERANT MANAGEMENT Buildings are major users of our potable water supply. The goal of the Water Efficiency credit category is to encourage smarter use of water, inside and out. Water reduction is typically achieved through more efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings inside and water-wise landscaping outside.

CREDIT 4 LOW EMISSIONS OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN MATERIALS

Innovation & Design Process

Materials & Resources

Water Efficiency

CREDIT 1.2 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLAN

During both the construction and operations phases, buildings generate a lot of waste and use a lot of materials and resources. This credit category encourages the selection of sustainably grown, harvested, produced and transported products and materials. It promotes the reduction of waste as well as reuse and recycling, and it takes into account the reduction of waste at a product’s source.

The Innovation in Design credit category provides bonus points for projects that use new and innovative technologies and strategies to improve a building’s performance well beyond what is required by other LEED credits or in green building considerations that are not specifically addressed elsewhere in LEED. This credit category also rewards projects for including a LEED Accredited Professional on the team to ensure a holistic, integrated approach to the design and construction phase.

HSBC has implemented strategies such as video conferencing and telecommuting to help lessen travel impacts. Local travel strategies are important and the Egypt Global Service Centre is one of the early adopters of low carbon transportation policies and practices. Priority parking will be given to vehicles that are used for carpooling. Parking capacity at the Egypt GSC can accommodate one vehicle for every four employees, so carpooling is both convenient and provides the greatest opportunity for reducing vehicle trips to the facility. The Egypt GSC has over 50 racks for secured bicycle parking. Bicycling does not contribute carbon or other pollutants to the atmosphere and can contribute to physical fitness. To encourage further use, HSBC has purchased bicycles that will be available for employees to travel to amenities within Smart Village and to other nearby destinations.

Social Investment HSBC recognizes that a thriving society is critical to our future success as a bank. That is why we focus our community investment activity on education and the environment—the building blocks for strong communities. The HSBC together with the Foundation for Environmental Education, created the Eco-Schools Climate Initiative as a programme to encourage students, staff and parents to assess the institution’s infrastructure and curriculum. Trained HSBC volunteers will support the school in reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. More than 1 billion people, or about 30% of the world’s urban population, live in slums among which 15 millions are living in 1221 informal areas in Egypt. Many of these slums are located on private land lacking basic infrastructure such as sewer and water or in areas exposed to high risk phenomena such as floods. HSBC Egypt (HBEG) has created an initiative to use investment strategy, education and business support to improve the fundamental conditions that lead to the physical and social effects of urban poverty.

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Resource Efficiency

Transportation

Protection of the earth’s natural life-supporting systems is fundamental to HSBC’s sustainability programme. Our impact arises directly through our own operation and indirectly through the business of our customers. The Egypt GSC will use over 40% less water than similar office buildings with water conservation technologies and practices. Many of the technologies such as low flow water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, kitchen faucets, and showers can are simple enough to be implemented at home as well as at work!

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The Egypt GSC has a dedicated area for the storage and collection of materials for recycling. Chutes located on all floors are used to collect all materials in the basement. Visitors and employees are encouraged to recycle all paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastic and metal. The Egypt GSC will use smart technologies to help monitor and control energy use throughout the building. Meters will record electrical use and a centralized control system will determine usage trends and help building managers increase the efficiency of the building systems.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Store Support Center Education Plan

What is LEED?

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or interior was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all relevant building metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, site impacts, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Sustainability at Dick’s

The 60-year history of DICK’S Sporting Goods is rooted in authentic sport, but we recognize that our future also will be influenced by the sustainability of how we run our business. While our company is just getting started at sustainability, you may be surprised to learn how much we are already accomplishing. This information will help you understand what we are already accomplishing today, and what we have our sights set on for the future.

Sustainability at Dick’s

The 60-year history of DICK’S Sporting Goods is rooted in authentic sport, but we recognize that our future also will be influenced by the sustainability of how we run our business. While our company is just getting started at sustainability, you may be surprised to learn how much we are already accomplishing. This information will help you understand what we are already accomplishing today, and what we have our sights set on for the future.

Sustainable Sites

OPEN SPACE ON THE SITE

60% WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Choosing a building’s site and managing that site during construction are important considerations for a project’s sustainability. The Sustainable Sites category discourages development on previously undeveloped land; minimizes a building’s impact on ecosystems and waterways; encourages regionally appropriate landscaping; rewards smart transportation choices; controls stormwater runoff; and reduces erosion, light pollution, heat island effect and construction-related pollution.

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Materials & Resources

CONTROLABILITY OF THERMAL COMFORT

During both the construction and operations phases, buildings generate much waste and use a variety of materials and resources. This credit category encourages the selection of sustainably grown, harvested, produced and transported products and materials. It promotes the reduction of waste as well as reuse and recycling, and it takes into account the reduction of waste at a product’s source.

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Indoor Environmental Quality

OF THE WASTE MATERIAL FROM CONSTRUCTION WERE RECYCLED

Air quality indoors can be significantly worse than outdoors. The Indoor Environmental Quality credit category promotes strategies that can improve indoor air as well as providing access to natural daylight and views and improving acoustics. The ability to control one’s lighting and temperature is also rewarded.

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Water Efficiency

ENERGY SAVINGS COST AS COMPARED TO A TYPICAL OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

Buildings are major users of our potable water supply. The goal of the Water Efficiency credit category is to encourage smarter use of water, inside and out. Water reduction is typically achieved through more efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings inside and water-wise landscaping outside.

Energy & Atmosphere

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The Energy & Atmosphere category encourages a wide variety of energy-saving strategies: commissioning; energy use monitoring; efficient design and construction; efficient appliances, systems and lighting; the use of renewable and clean sources of energy, generated on-site or off-site; and other innovative strategies. Ozone protection and greenhouse gas reduction is rewarded as well.

WATER REDUCTION IN RESTROOM FIXTURES

Innovation & Design Process

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The Innovation in Design credit category provides bonus points for projects that use new and innovative technologies and strategies to improve a building’s performance well beyond what is required by other LEED credits or in green building considerations that are not specifically addressed by LEED.

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OF THE BUILDING’S MATERIALS ARE REGIONALLY SOURCED

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Erie Art Museum Education Plan

What is LEED ?

Buildings are major users of our potable water supply. The goal of the Water Efficiency category is to encourage smarter use of water, inside and out. Water reduction is typically achieved through more efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings inside and waterwise landscaping outside.

Water Conservation

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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Developed by the US Green Building Council, it is an internationally recognized green building rating system that provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built in a sustainable manner. LEED measures sustainability according to exacting standards in 6 major categories:

SUSTAINABLE SITES Choosing a building’s site and managing that site during construction are important considerations for a project’s sustainability. The Sustainable Sites category discourages development on previously undeveloped land; minimizes a building’s impact on ecosystems and waterways; encourages regionally appropriate landscaping; rewards smart transportation choices; controls stormwater runoff; and reduces erosion, light pollution, heat island effect and construction-related pollution.

INDOOR ENVIROMENTAL QUALITY The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, where the air quality can be significantly worse than outside. The Indoor Environmental Quality category promotes strategies that improve systems controllability, indoor air quality, access to natural daylight and views, and improved acoustics, all of which contribute to a healthy interior space.

MATERIALS & RESOURCES During both the construction and operations phases, buildings generate considerable waste and use significant materials and resources. This category encourages the selection of sustainably grown, harvested, produced and transported products and materials. It promotes the reduction of waste, its reuse and recycling, and takes into account the reduction of waste at a product’s source.

WATER EFFICIENCY Buildings are major users of our potable water supply. The goal of the Water Efficiency category is to encourage smarter use of water, inside and out. Water reduction is typically achieved through more efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings inside and water-wise landscaping outside.

ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings use 39% of the energy and 74% of the electricity produced each year in the United States. The Energy & Atmosphere category encourages a wide variety of energy strategies: commissioning; energy use monitoring; efficient design and construction; efficient appliances, systems and lighting; the use of renewable and clean sources of energy, generated on-site or off-site; and emissions reduction.

INNOVATION IN DESIGN The Innovation in Design category encourages projects to use new and innovative technologies and strategies to improve a building’s performance well beyond what is required by other LEED credits, or in green building considerations that are not specifically addressed elsewhere in LEED. This category also rewards projects for including a LEED Accredited Professional on the team to help ensure an integrated approach to the project design and construction.

Erie Art Museum is certified LEED® Gold.

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EFFICIENT FIXTURES Thanks to efficient water fixtures including faucets, sinks, toilets and urinals, the building uses approximately 45% less water than a typical museum of its size, saving approximately 22,000 gallons of water per year.

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION Site irrigation can account for a large percentage of a building’s water usage. Native and adapted species have been selected for landscaping, completely eliminating the need for irrigation at the Art Museum.

PERMEABLE PAVING The Museum has made significant efforts to reduce solid surfaces in its landscape, installing permeable paving materials where appropriate and minimizing the amount of concrete paths and walkways. This helps water percolate into the soil on site, rather than conveying it to a treatment facility.

22,000 GALLONS

The building is approximately 45% more water-efficient than a typical museum of its size, saving approximately 22,000 gallons of water annually.

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Extensive vegetated roofs provide an additional area of vegetation within the building site. Green roofs help to eliminate two of the biggest issues cause by large buildings in an urban environment: water runoff and heat island effects, while dramatically increasing the roof’s lifespan and providing strong sound insulation.

ENERGY REDUCTION The Erie Art Museum’s future green roof will reduce heating and cooling loads. The mass of the plantings will insulate the building during the winter and will provide evaporative cooling during the summer months.

Green Roof

NATURAL HABITAT CREATION

GREEN ROOF DESIGN

An extensive green roof will give back natural vegetation to Erie’s urban context. Vegetation can dramatically impact the air quality and stormwater runoff of the area.

A 6000 square foot section of the roof has been designed with appropriate structure, pitch, drainage and materials to accommodate a vegetated roof.

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A green roof can reduce a building’s cooling loads up to 50 percent.

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SUSTAINABLE SITES STORMWATER CONTROL

BICYCLE PARKING

HABITAT PROTECTION

MATERIALS & RESOURCES RECYCLED MATERIALS

CONSTRUCTION WASTE

RECYCLING & COMPOSTING

ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE ENERGY ABSORBENT ROOFING

ENHANCED COMMISSIONING

ENERGY PERFORMANCE

WHAT IS LEED? INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AIR FILTRATION

FLUSH OUT

LOW VOC MATERIALS

WATER EFFICIENCY PERMEABLE PAVING

EFFICIENT FIXTURES

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION

INNOVATION IN DESIGN PUBLIC TRANSPORT ACCESS

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing thirdparty verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

ERIE ART MUSEUM

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

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GREEN HOUSEKEEPING

LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

ARCHITECT ENGINEERING COMMISSIONING AGENT GENERAL CONTRACTOR OWNER SITE DESIGN LEED CONSULTING

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Certified ® LEED Gold

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Penn Green Community Charrette

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PENN GREEN Fast forward to the year 2020…Friendship and Garfield have been named Pittsburgh’s most progressive climate friendly neighborhoods. Penn Avenue is the new “Green Seam” where businesses are flocking to be part of the community. What would be in the now vacant storefronts? EvolveEA will propose businesses that provoke us to think about our neighborhoods’ future. Join us to discuss these ideas.

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FRIENDSHIP

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5469 PENN AVENUE next to voluto coffee

JOIN US FOR CONVERSATION AT VOLUTO COFFEE

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Penn Green Community Charrette


Frick Park Treehouse Community Charrette

We need your input!

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The project team will conduct three public meetings in 2011 to help shape the design and functionality of the space.

Kid-Centric Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm Colfax Elementary School, 2332 Beechwood Boulevard This session is all about the kids! We invite children, parents, and teachers to join us for a fun, hands-on session where we’ll learn what kids would love to see in the park.

A fun and innovative new space for outdoor learning will be created in Frick Park in memory of two children who loved to play there — Kate and Peter Ambrusko. The space is intended for use by the community's children, including local schools, and its design will celebrate and honor Kate and Peter's love of play and the natural world. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will serve as project manager, partnering with Citiparks, the Department of City Planning, and the Department of Public Works. The project team includes Terra Design Studios, evolveEA, and Urban Tree Forge.

Site Visit and Frick Park

Thursday, June 2, 5:30 - 7:30pm Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard Everyone is welcome at this outdoor session, where we’ll be visiting the location of the treehouse and asking everyone for their ideas. Following this activity, the project team will begin to develop design concepts.

Design Concept and Feedback

Thursday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm Location TBD At this public meeting, the project team will unveil a preliminary design for the treehouse, and community members can provide feedback.

For more information visit pittsburghparks.org/naturespace

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Website & Newsletter

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Competition Boards

We would describe our family as domestic, with a world view. We adopted Caroline and Shannon from China and we return often so the girls will know it well. Even the children comment on the pollution. In the midst of the smog the girls see the car as the problem. I see the car as part of the solution. Design can save the world.

Demetrio and Tuwa are an adventurous couple that maintain an active relationship with their two adopted children, Carolina and Shannon, and love to travel. Both are college graduates. Demetrio is an entrepreneur and jazz musician; Tuwa is an automotive designer. Their family income is $100,000. The family likes riding bikes and walking though their neighborhood. Weekends consist of biking through parks in the morning after dropping the kids at gymnastics and swimming, shopping in the afternoon, an evening movie, and dinner at a new location. Vacations include camping trips, kayaking, and hiking. They love technology and purchasing the latest gadgets. Demetrio and Tuwa are trendsetters; not followers. Ethics and integrity are important aspects they share with their children. They volunteer for community service as a family to demonstrate teamwork, leadership, and lifestyle goals. They are active in the local recycling coop because they believe in a sustainable future. Their vehicle is an extension of their lifestyle. Their home should be likewise.

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The family purchased a small lot in Dearborn, Michigan for their new home. It is an infill lot in one of Detroit’s older suburbs that is also home to the Ford Motor Company. It is a rectangular lot, 50’ wide x 156’ deep. Setbacks are typical of city lots: 30’ front yard, 10’ rear yard, 5’ side yard. The lot fronts on its east side along Fomoco Avenue, with a 50’ frontage. *Edited from competition brief.

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Age: 32 Automotive Designer

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Age: 36 Entrepreneur

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Age: 8 3rd Grade

Age: 4 Pre-school

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When Tuwa returns home, she refuels her hybrid electric Ford Edge with nonthermally produced hydrogen made in her Utilicell, the unit that harvests and distributes site-produced power and fuel. She reminds Demetrio to extend the CarHabitat module to its When Tuwa returns she refuels her hybrid electric Ford Edge with full length. Along withhome, the XpandHarvest areas, the CarHabitat nonthermally hydrogen her Utilicell, the unit that produces energyproduced from the solar electricmade fabric in folds.

harvests and distributes site-produced power and fuel. She reminds Demetrio to extend the CarHabitat module to its full length. Along with the XpandHarvest areas, the CarHabitat produces energy from the solar electric fabric folds.

We came at it from the functional stand point and everyone who walks in says “This place is so cool!” We got our function & everyone is so impressed!

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Tuwa often describes the girls as bundles of energy and indeed, when Caroline and Shannon ride home from school on their GenerationBikes, they are charging their iPods and laptops for their afterschool efforts. As the girls open and close doors (which they do often), and even swing on their swingset, FreeE Generators capture electricity from the motion.

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I’m thirsty! Pets can bring their owners to the refreshment stand where everyone’s thirst can be quenched.

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The public interface of the practice resembles an art gallery more than any typical waiting room, with large windows for views in and out of the space. The practice’s art is complimented by pieces on loan from local galleries. Walk in traffic includes both animal lovers and art lovers! The walls are conceived as a folding plane and are painted shades of gray at each turn. The doors to the exam rooms are framed with a vertical panel making them part of the rhythm of the folding wall surface. Resin flooring wraps up a built-in bench surface, inviting pets up to join their owners who sit on more conventional “people seats.”

Before opening the office for the day, Dr. Fisher sips a coffee from a nearby sidewalk cafe as she meets with her medical staff in the sunny reception area. As he goes back to the treatment area he hears his first patient come in and goes to the exam room to call up the patient records on the screen. The cat is in for minor surgery and he reviews the procedure with the patient’s human companion (HC). He leaves to the Operating Room Prep area as his assistant brings the animal back to the Treatment Area and prepares the cat for surgery. The procedure goes smoothly, and he is in constant visual communication with Dr. Cangin as she sutures a dog in the Treatment Area.

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How do you build a stronger relationship between people & pets…

Although Andy’s dog Gryphon hates the car, he knows that Gryphon takes comfort in sitting next him on the benches in the waiting room. The small cut will probably require stitches and he knows that keeping Gryphon’s off thepractice is the At the heart of anymind veterinary area is a good thing, so he between walks over to theand their pets. interaction people Refreshment Area where Gryphon gets a drink Great emphasis was given to design that and Andy gets a cup of coffee. Gryphon, who is enables people and animals to share a similar a large dog, is treated to a ride on the lift table quality of experience. and soon is taken back to the treatment area. While waiting, Andy grabs a magazine from the Treatment rooms were considered to be the reception area and goes outside to the sidewalk core of the interaction between the medical plaza to enjoy the fading summer weather. staff, the pet owners and the animals. The arrangement of essentials elements like pet-friendly seating, the exam table and the computer were organized to facilitate communication and patient peace of mind.

Waiting for a bill to be paid can be mighty dull for a pet a child! An underlit fish tank built into the reception desk tempts cat, dog and children alike.

Yes, you can have a seat! The resin flooring wraps a built-in bench for a pet friendly seat. Humans are invited to join their pets in a more conventional “people seat.” A boat cleat nearby makes for easy leash attachment.

Yes, you can have a seat! The resin flooring wraps a built-in bench for a pet friendly seat. Humans are invited to join their pets in a more conventional “people seat.” A boat cleat nearby makes for easy leash attachment.

Even a dog values his privacy! A pass through allows for discrete passing of specimens and medication between the pharmacy the Waitingand for a billreception. to be paid can be mighty dull for a pet a child! An underlit fish tank built into reception desk tempts cat, I’m the thirsty! Pets can dog andowners children bring their toalike. the refreshment stand where everyone’s thirst can be Yes, you can have a seat! The quenched. resin flooring wraps a built-in bench for a pet friendly seat. Humans are invited to join their pets in a more conventional “people seat.” A boat cleat nearby makes for easy leash attachment.

Even a dog values his privacy! A pass through allows for discrete passing of specimens and medication between the pharmacy and the reception.

I’m thirsty! Pets can bring their owners to the refreshment stand where everyone’s thirst can be quenched.

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ENERGY FEEDBACK MONITORING

Gryphon enters the office warily, knowing the distinct smells of a Vet office, but then this one smells a little different. Not as sterile and wait, that’s a water bowl over there. Do I smell a treat? Before we know it, the naturally lit waiting room and familiar sights and sounds cause Gryphon to relax--every dog likes a little daylight. The floor is smooth yet gripping and warm and best of all, he gets to sit on the furniture here!

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summer storm house powers down after everyone leaves to reduce vampire energy

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Tuwa is especially pleased that their vehicle is integrated at many scales—including the power generation systems, the on-site installation process, and, in this uncertain world, the ability to transport their domestic habitat should they need to seek opportunities in other places.

Even a dog values his privacy! A pass through allows for discrete passing of specimens and medication between the pharmacy and the reception.

How do you shape a veterinary office identity within an art’s district…

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PRODUCTS

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Demetrio harvests the last tomatoes of the season for a dinner that will supply one thousand calories of energy per person (slightly more for Dad). Intensive gardening for on-site bioenergy production is made possible by closing water and waste loops with the HydroTreat & HydroFeed Pond. Neighbors love the sleek water feature and rarely guess that is tertiary treatment for domestic waste water.

Car Room Front Porch Bathroom Vestibule Kitchen / Dining Living Room Garden / Pond Children’s Bedrooms Master Bathroom Side Patio Master Bedroom Back Patio

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MICRO & KINETIC ENERGY GENERATION

energy stored from daylight hours

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The home’s systems integrate with the site and the family’s daily routine, means of transportation and domestic objects. It is affordable with mass customization in the manufacturing process.

DISTRIBUTED POWER PRODUCTION

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Believing in the power of design to face the challenges of the future, Tuwa and Demetrio selected a home that would contribute to global solutions.

PRINCIPLES

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recording equipment must be malfunctioning and identifies the outlet. In each room the eFeedback lighting systems shifts the color of accent lights to display the energy balance for each space, encouraging occupants to adjust their behavior.

Yes, you can have a seat! The resin flooring wraps a built-in bench for a pet friendly seat. Humans are invited to join their pets in a more conventional “people seat.” A boat cleat nearby makes for easy leash attachment.

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Demetrio checks the Digital Dashboard and sees a large spike in power use when he was rehearsing earlier in the day. He realizes that some piece of his recording equipment must be malfunctioning and identifies the outlet. In each room the eFeedback lighting systems shifts the color of accent lights to Demetrio checksbalance the Digital Dashboard and seesoccupants a large spike in power use display the energy for each space, encouraging to adjust their behavior. when he was rehearsing earlier in the day. He realizes that some piece of his

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Waiting for a bill to be paid can be mighty dull for a pet a child! An underlit fish tank built into the reception desk tempts cat, dog and children alike.

As far as Minuit is concerned, no dog is a good dog. He warily eyes the dogs in the waiting room from the lap of his Human Companion (HC), but the waiting room is long and the dog is far enough away that Minuit feels like he could escape if needed (little does he know that he can run, but there are few places to hide!). He is also eyeing up the fish tank and thinks that a closer look might be of interest. He is thrilled when his HC brings his carrier over to the tank for a show and tell.

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The desk and ceiling are the focal points of the reception area. The desk provides areas for dog and cat owners to check in separately without feeling threatened by the other. A lower ceiling over the desk shades the sun and extends to the vertical surfaces, becoming shelving at the window and a display system behind the desk.


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evolve environment::architecture is a full service design and concept firm focused on the intersection between built environment and sustainability. We design objects, spaces, systems and processes. evolveEA was founded by principals Christine and Marc Mondor in 2004 with three service areas:

evolveDESIGN provides clients with architecture, landscape, interiors and design solutions that bring together user experience, efficiency, and economics.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Vet Office / 3,000 sf / 2007

evolveINFORM enables clients and communities to gain knowledge on issues of natural systems and the built environment.

Detroit, Michigan Residential / 1,000 sf / 2008

Space Programming, Layout and Design Construction Administration LEED Management

The accomplishment of these projects requires a strong team ethic. The multidisciplinary team includes people with expertise in architectural design, human factors, communications design, organizational and strategic planning, sustainable technologies and LEED management. We hire only the best, and sometimes a single individual possesses multiple expertise. As a result we don’t categorize ourselves by discipline but by activity. Our organizational chart addresses our staffs’ multiple intelligences.

Space Programming, Layout and Design

Andrea M. Cangin, DVM Veterinarian | 412.361.5000 Kenneth S. Fisher, DVM Veterinarian | 412.361.5000 Howard Swimmer, Construction Manager Hainer Construction | 412.441.8500

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A diversity of projects enables evolveEA to design new approaches to sustainability. Our client list includes General Dynamics, MAYA Design, Shady Side Academy, Carnegie Mellon University, Giant Eagle, and Phipps Conservatory.

GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT III Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Retail / 150,000 sf / 2008-2009 Sustainability Planning Process Occupancy Study LEED Management

We build project teams with allied professionals that integrate the best expertise to ask the right questions to envision innovative solutions. Our project teams have been diverse and have included collaborations with national and regional firms like Arup Engineers, Andropogon, 7 Group, CTG Engineers, Bowie Gridley Architects, and Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

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GREATER PITTBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Duquesne, Pennsylvania Warehouse + Office / 100,000sf + 4000sf / 1999 + 2009 Sustainability Planning Process Occupancy Study Space Programming, Layout and Design Construction Administration LEED Management

Kevin Srigley, Vice President Market District Giant Eagle | 412 963.2538 Bob Garrity, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability (former) | 412.901.6726

The firm’s voices have provided regional and national leadership through our faculty positions with Carnegie Mellon University and with the US Green Building Council. Our work has achieved numerous distinctions and our efforts have been featured in a number of publications. We have held a number of leadership positions with local and national nonprofit organizations to build support for design as an agent of change.

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EAST END VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTRE

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GOOGLE'S VALUES PROCESS Data informed design User engagement Alternative generation Efficient delivery ENVIRONMENT Supportive work environment Adaptable and flexible Strategically green

Lisa Scales, Chief Operating Officer Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 412.460.3663 Alan Traugott, CJL Engineering, MEP Engineer Jim Frantz, TEDCO Contractor

IDEO, Market District Creative Team Piper O’Brien Herr Architects McHenry Associates Engineering Continental Building

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Programming and Schematic Design Phases (to occur consecutively with some overlap of activities)

We anticipate our methodology to closely track to the process set out in the Request for Proposal. Although the revised schedule shows the Programming and Schematic Design phases occurring linearly, we encourage some element of overlap between the two. To begin the Programming Phase, we will schedule a series of activities with the client to register their goals and visions, understand anticipated strategies, and distill requirements that may already be in place. If LEED Management services are desired (see Additional Services Section) a preliminary analysis will be conducted and appropriate goals targeted.

A supportive work environment for a veterinary office has to engage not just multiple people but multiple species. Research into vet office best practices through publications and site visits informed a very tight work flow for the human users and user testing led to solutions like specimen pass-through and custom surgery cabinets. Walk-a-mile activities (literally!) with various animal users informed the many detail oriented features that service the “true client” needs, including fish tanks to entertain, “people seats” and “animal seats,” and equally distinctive cat and dog entrances. The EEVMC will be featured in the Veterinary Economics magazine in January 2010. LEED Silver Certification is pending.

We have a quiver of techniques for discovering less obvious information. The selection of desire techniques would depend on further discussion with Google and with consideration of project goals, time, budget and human resource availability. These include techniques to simulate user experience, techniques that engage users with questions or activities, techniques to observe how users work and techniques to analyze data to find patterns and trends. In addition to conventional practices such as interviews, surveys and design charrettes (brainstorm sessions), other provocative programming and research activities might include:

Rarely do the worlds of veterinary medicine and art collide, so when Drs. Cangin and Fisher wanted to locate their new practice in Pittsburgh’s gallery enclave, Ellsworth Avenue, the juxtaposition seemed somewhat odd. However, this combination became the inspiration for the unorthodox spaces found in the East End Veterinary Medical Centre.

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Financial constraints facing new business and the desire to make a space environmentally friendly added two challenges, but also suggested similar design strategies. The space was laid out as efficiently and economically as possible, with elements doing double duty when possible. Architectural expression was highlighted through typical veterinary office details—cabinets and casework, durable flooring, and easily maintained wall treatment, cages, and waiting room. The public interface of the practice closely resembles its surrounding gallery neighbors more than typical waiting rooms with its large windows encouraging views into and out of the space. The walls are conceived as a folding plane and are painted shades of gray at each turn. The doors to the exam rooms are framed with a vertical panel making them part of the rhythm of the folding wall surface. Resin flooring wraps up a built-in bench surface, inviting pets up to join their owners who sit on more conventional “people seats.”

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designing while being in the current space to see what cultural and functional issues affect daily experience

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selecting key users to keep a multimedia diary and become more aware of micro trends or activities not otherwise visible in short visits by outsiders

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engaging organization to mine data of its own operation to find trends that might be visualized or have spatial implications

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observe physical traces and/or behavioral mapping for spatial activity that might be overlooked or misunderstood in traditional programming exercises

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ask users to describe an ideal day or recall times when they had their best ideas or productivity and understand how space relates to those activities

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encourage users to contribute words, images or other information that they believe will be important in the success of the new space

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two dimension and three dimensional scenario testing of design alternatives to encourage active feedback of proposals

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historical analysis that draws upon Google’s data with past facilities and clarification of why this facility is similar or different

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Programming and Schematic Design Phases (to occur consecutively with some overlap of activities)

We are assuming, given the tight time frame for this phase, that certain decisions have been made by the client and will be confirmed by the design team at this point, including the client’s participants, their roles and responsibilities, the decision making hierarchy within the organization, and budget and schedule guidelines. A real time record will be kept of this activity, perhaps logged electronically, resulting in a concise summary of key findings and possible implications and strategies that might result from the findings. The recordings will be compiled to a report that details priorities on space, use, needs, requirements, options, opportunities and liabilities, among other issues. Deliverable: Programmatic Report Duration: 21 Dec 09 to 8 Jan 10, 3 weeks Schematic Design is more than just a way of testing assumptions gathered from a Research and Analysis phase. Design itself is an act of analysis and by testing ideas and assumptions we better understand issues such as site constraints and opportunities. In addition, the users of the space often find it easier to channel comments when they have something to respond to. Together with the contractor and client, our design team would generate a series of test fit scenarios to better understand implications of the space and minimum occupancy requirements, including code issues. Schematic Design activities would result in alternatives that capture concepts for overall organization, “deep dives” exploration into program specific areas such as collaboration spaces (conference rooms, break areas, kitchens) and other specialty areas. In addition to a kick off meeting, we anticipate this phase to include one progress meeting to discuss alternatives and one final review meeting to select a preferred alternative. Deliverable: Record of alternative plans and “deep dive” areas, documentation of pros and cons of schemes, and final scheme development to 1/8”=1’-0” Duration: 11 Jan 10 to 29 Jan 10, 3 weeks

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Adelaide: Mapping Sustainability Digital Presentation

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CARBON + ENERGY

Can South Australia reduce its carbon pollution to 25 percent below 2000 levels by 2020

How do issues of sustainability affect an integrated design process

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TONS CO2

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SAN DIEGO

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PORTLAND

COPENHAGEN

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PEOPLE / HECTARE

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TORONTO

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Adelaide has one of the highest CO2 outputs per person in the world.

Adelaide has one of the highest CO2 outputs per person in the world.

To offset the carbon emissions of all South Australians...

To offset the carbon emissions of all South Australians... we would need a mature forest the size of Tasmania.

It also has one of the lowest comparative densities for a city.

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PEOPLE / HECTARE

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PEOPLE / HECTARE

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PEOPLE / HECTARE

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It also has one of the lowest comparative densities for a city.

Higher densities allow for fewer emissions per person.

Infill development creates walkable communities...

Infill development creates walkable communities... that will help Adelaide reduce CO2e emissions and automobile dependence.


Adelaide: Mapping Sustainability Network Map


High Point Park Digital Presentation

For the last four decades Pittsburgh has had bragging rights to a site that is singular in the entire world. Unfortunately, nobody realized it.

HIGH POINT PARK CASE COMPETITION SKETCH PROBLEM DEADLINE THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 8:30a FACULTY / STUDENT TEAMS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR ENTRY TO: //archpcserver/Sketchproblem/DropBox (macs) smb://128.2.12.26/sketchproblem/dropbox www.highpointpark.org

JUDGING THURSDAY 14 JANUARY

11:30a-1:30p FACULTY ARE INVITED TO JUDGE THE SUBMISSIONS ONLINE OR IN CFA 214 5:00p EVERYONE IS INVITED TO SEE THE PRESENTATION OF THE WINNING ARCHITECTURAL ENTRIES IN CFA 214

TUESDAY 19 JANUARY

4:00p FINAL PRESENTATIONS OF CASE COMPETITION AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT IN GATES / HILLMAN 6115

Designed by the firm of Harrison, Abramovitz & Abbe, the building is architecturally recognized for its triangular shape with truncated corners, as well as its external girdering system, which pioneered the use of Cor-ten steel. Its roof, once intended to serve as a heliport, is the high center point in a broad circumference of southwestern Pennsylvania that extends to the horizon in all directions. Recently David Bear, now a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, has discovered this remarkable roof holds an even more notable distinction. Although the U. S. Steel Tower doesn’t rank among the top 100 tallest buildings in terms of height, its roof is the largest, highest space on top of any building on earth. The High Point Park Investigation was conceived to explore creative options for making best sustainable use of this most singular roof top platform and the unprecedented civic opportunity it presents. In the ideal, this high-visibility facility will become an important local asset and downtown first-day attraction that will develop a regional, national and even international reputation for the Pittsburgh area as a leader in green innovation, a project that re-defines notions of public/private partnerships and fosters a reevaluation of the uses of high rooftops everywhere.

The U.S. Steel Tower’s triangular roof of nearly one acre is the largest roof at its height in the entire world.


Living Cities Competition Systems Design, Information Graphics, Presentations and Layouts

How does a post-industrial neighborhood transform itself into a living community? 1940

1975

population 13,350

1995

population 6,000

population 3,000

designing a LIVING CITY 2011

2011

population 2,000

2015

population 2,000

2030

population 2,000

2035

population 5,000

population 6,500

the PIVOT

1940 pop. 13,350

1975 pop. 6,000

1995 pop. 3,000

2011 pop. 2,000

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grow

diversify

sustain

2011 pop. 2,000

2015 pop. 2,000

2030

2035

pop. 5,000

pop. 6,500

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SITE PROGRAM INFRASTRUCTURE

PARK & AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES

BIKE PATH URBAN FOREST

NATURAL SHADING

AREA OF SOLAR PANELS REQUIRED FOR RESIDENTIAL ENERGY BALANCE

BLUE NECKLACE BELOW GRADE STORAGE

URBAN FARM SMALL GARDEN

COHOUSING UNITS

LARIMER SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL

LARGE GARDEN

BELOW GRADE CONVEYANCE

LOW RISE RESIDENTIAL

SOLAR PANELS

GREENWAY LINEAR BIOSWALE WITH SIDEWALKS

EDIBLE PARK LOOP

WATER STREETS

COMMUNITY GARDENS COGENERATION UNIT

TER RATION LANDSCAPE

ENERGY CAR PAVILION

URBAN AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX

BARN

ABOVE GRADE STORAGE AND INFILTRATION

ECO INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL ZONE

RECYLCING STATION REUSED MATERIALS COMMUNITY COMPOSTING

BUILDING RESERVOIRS

EDIBLE STREETSCAPE & BIKE LOOP

INDIVIDUAL

RENOVATED

STRUCTURED STORAGE

AREA OF SOLAR PANELS REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL ENERGY BALANCE

evolveEA

5530 Penn Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15206 | www.evolveEA.com

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WATER

ENERGY

Closed loops of food, waste, and open spaces serve as a highly productive landscape

There is net zero water usage and improved ecological water flows

Energy independence makes a community more resilient


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