Building Energy Data

Lessons Learned - Biosciences Research Building

© Warren Jagger Photography The aggressive project schedule and integrated design-build process created the opportunity, and the necessity, for collective wisdom and a continuous feedback loop among the owner-architect-contractor team. This was fundamental to the success of the BRB. For…

Building Team - Biosciences Research Building

© Warren Jagger Photography Building Team Building Owner/Representative National University of Ireland, Galway Architect Payette, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism General Contractor J.J. Rhatigan & Co. Mechanical Engineer Homan O'Brien Electrical Engineer Homan O'Brien Energy Modeler Roger Preston Environmental Structural Engineer…

Building Envelope - Biosciences Research Building

© Warren Jagger Photography   Building Envelope Roof Type In situ concrete with vapor control layer and 150 mm thermal insulation with three-coat mastic asphalt roof finish, finished with reflective paint finish and 20 mm pea gravel surface protection Overall…

Building at a Glance - Biosciences Research Building

© Warren Jagger Photography   Building at a Glance Name Biosciences Research Building Location Galway, Ireland Owner National University of Ireland, Galway Principal Use Research lab     Includes Vivarium, wet bench, BSL-3 research, chemistry, biology, medical Gross Square Footage 86,112…

Lessons Learned - Brock Environmental Center

Photo by David Chance Rainwater is intrinsically soft and corrosive, potentially reacting with distribution or storage systems, resulting in water quality issues and impacting the service life of copper pipes. After observing unusually high copper levels in the water supply,…

Building Team - Brock Environmental Center

Photo by Scott Wertz Building Team Building Owner/Representative  Chesapeake Bay Foundation/Skanska (owner's representative) Architect  SmithGroupJJR General Contractor  Hourigan Construction Mechanical Engineer  SmithGroupJJR Electrical Engineer  SmithGroupJJR Energy Modeler  Baumann Consulting Structural Engineer  A&F Engineers Civil Engineer  WPL Site Design Landscape Architect …

Building Envelope - Brock Environmental Center

Photo by David Chance Building Envelope Roof Type  Standing Seam Metal Overall R-value  51 Reflectivity  0.3 Walls Type  2 × 6 wood stud wall with batt insulation, with continuous foam insulation installed in rain screen assembly Overall R-value 31 Glazing…

Building at a Glance - Brock Environmental Center

Photo by David Chance Building at a Glance Name  Brock Environmental Center Location  Virginia Beach, Va. (14 NE of Norfolk) Owner  Chesapeake Bay Foundation Principal Use  Office for staff and partners, meetings rooms for events     Includes  Conference Center Employees/Occupants …

Building Team - Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools

  Building Owner/Representative  Sacred Heart Schools Architect  WRNS Studio General Contractor  Herrero Contractors Mechanical, Electrical Engineer, Energy Modeler  Interface Engineers Structural Engineer  Hohbach-Lewin, Inc. Civil Engineer  Sherwood Design Engineers Landscape Architect  Bellinger Foster Steinmetz Lighting Design  Interface Engineers LEED Consultant …

Building Envelope - Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools

Building Envelope            Roof   White TPO roofing (white) Type  Flat roof with high-efficiency roof-top solar photovoltaic panels Overall R-value  R-38                      Walls  Gyp board Type  Metal stud framing centered at 24” with 1-inch thick rigid insulation added to the batt…

Building Envelope - Roxbury E+ Townhomes

Photo courtesy Urbanica Building Envelope Roof Type Wood frame, black EPDM (95% of roof is covered by PV panels) Overall R-value R-69 Walls Type wood double stud Overall R-value R-41 Glazing Percentage 18.5% (average) Windows Effective U-factor for Assembly 0.105…

Building at a Glance - Roxbury E+ Townhomes

Sam Oberter Photography   Building at a Glance Name Roxbury E+ Townhomes Location Boston Owner Private Principal Use 4 townhomes Occupants 13 Expected (Design) Occupancy 16 (4 per home)     Percent Occupied 81% Gross Square Footage 7,883     Conditioned Space…

Building Team - Roxbury E+ Townhomes

Photo Sam Oberter Photography Building Owner/Representative Urbanica Architect ISA (Design Architect), Urbanica (Architect of Record) General Contractor Urbanica Construction Mechanical, Electrical Engineer Engineering Design Build, Inc. Energy Modelers Conservation Services Group, MaGrann Associates Structural Engineer DM Berg Consultants, PC Civil…

Lessons Learned - Roxbury E+ Townhomes

Photo courtesy Urbanica Determine Cost-Benefit Analysis Around Big-Ticket Items to Identify Critical First Costs Versus Life-Cycle Costs. Between the time the homes were conceived and the time the homes were built, photovoltaic technology changed enough that the team was able…

Lessons Learned - The Edge

Gloria Paul   Evaluating Envelope Upgrades for an Existing Building. The existing structure remained in place, so all improvements had to work around any existing features. To ensure proper installation of the specified insulation, infrared thermography was used toward the…

Building Envelope - The Edge

Epsten Group, Inc. Building Envelope Roof Type White thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane/vegetated roof area Overall R-value R-32 Solar Reflectance Index 110 Walls Type Concrete block Overall R-value R-22 Windows Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.28 Visual Transmittance 42% Location Latitude…

Building at a Glance - The Edge

Epsten Group, Inc. Building at a Glance Name The Edge, Epsten Group Headquarters Location 399 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta Owner Epsten Properties, LLC Principal Use Offices     Includes Server room, training room Employees/Occupants 50 Expected (Design) Occupancy 50     Percent Occupied…

Building Team - The Edge

Gloria Paul   Building Owner/Representative  Epsten Properties, LLC Architect, Energy Modeler, LEED Consultant  Epsten Group, Inc General Contractor  Deruki Construction Mechanical, Electrical Engineer  Covalent Consulting, LLC Structural Engineer  Nielson-Harrell Structural Engineers Commissioning Agent     LEED-NC v2009  Total Systems Commissioning, Inc…

Lessons Learned - 749 University Row

Variable Refrigerant Flow. Tuning immediately following start-up required a bit more time and more parties than planned. The thermostat is deceptively simple, but actually can require significant tuning. Due to the newness of the system type, the contractor had to…

Building Team - 749 University Row

Building Owner/Representative  University Crossing Investors Architect, LEED Consultant  Potter Lawson, Inc. General Contractor  Krupp General Contractors Mechanical Engineer  General Heating and Cooling Electrical Engineer  Specialized Electric Energy Modeler  Seventhwave Structural Engineer  Pierce Engineering Civil Engineer  D'Onofrio Kottke and Associates, Inc.…

Building Envelope - 749 University Row

Building Envelope Roof Type Built-up roof on metal deck Overall R-value R-30 Reflectivity Non-reflective (white roof not effective in this climate) Walls Type Metal panel and masonry over steel-frame backup; rigid insulation and liquid applied air barrier Overall R-value R-18 Glazing…

Building at a Glance - 749 University Row

Building at a Glance Name 749 University Row Location Madison, Wis. Owner University Crossing Investors and Krupp General Contractors Principal Use Office     Includes Dentist office, small enclosed parking Employees/Occupants 190 Expected (Design) Occupancy 190     Percent Occupied 100% Gross…