Sustainable detail design center

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We're using this page to manage and share the sustainable design that will be going on at the green garage in April 2010. Member of the gg community will be gathering to design the details of the following areas.

Sustainability Goals

  • Materials
    • reuse
    • natural / non-toxic
    • no waste
  • Durability
    • 100 yrs
    • easy to change
  • Water
    • minimize water used
    • reuse our harvested/grey water
  • Net Zero Energy
    • reduce/eliminate energy needs (passive first)
    • meet remaining needs with renewable / zero carbon generation
      • natural lighting
      • natural ventilation
  • Community
    • it works
    • it's simple
    • accessible to all
    • connects people to each other and the earth
  • Economic
    • affordable
    • repeatable

Water Tanks

Awnings

Public Area

Restroom and Kitchen

Historic Building

Annex Building

Office Space

Greenhouse

PV System

HVAC 2.0

Reference

Geo-Solar Hybrid Heating and Cooling

Geo-Solar Hybrid Ventilation

Sustainable Controls Design

Sustainable Controls Architecture (Functional Level









Building Recommendations (Vince)

  • Computer Model
    • Entire building
      • Allows you to evaluate any change / idea
      • Basis on all incentive programs
    • Walls
      • WUFI (catches vapor/condensation build up)
  • Strategy
    • Passive
      • reduce your demand...then meet the low demand
      • Work with the natural system
    • Prioritize...heat, cooling, lighting, hot water = 90% of energy
      • Insulate the envelope ... Building Science - Perfect Wall
        • Roof = 60R
        • Floor = 25R
        • Walls = 30R
      • Eliminate Thermal Bridges (focus on walls)
        • All connect points
          • Walls-to-Roof
          • Walls-to-Floor
          • Walls-to-walls
          • Window and door framing
          • Wall framing
      • Air Infiltration (focus on walls, windows and doors)
        • < 1 Air Exchange per hour
        • ALL building seams
          • Windows and Doors seals and framing
            • Walls-to-Roof
            • Walls-to-Floor
      • Windows
        • Window-to-wall ratio not > 27%
        • SHGC = .3 or below
        • Windows U = .27 or below
        • Eliminate Doorwalls
  • Materials
    • spray foam for all cracks
    • cfl bulbs inside and induction outside
    • aircrete for walls
    • mix insulation
  • Incentives
    • IRS
    • DTE Yes
    • Fixed utilities

Materials

Building Materials

Wood Flooring

Material Reuse

Operations Materials

Lighting