Did you know the Virginia Beach Convention Center is the nation’s first convention center to earn LEED® Gold certification as an existing building from the U.S. Green Building Council?🏅#triviatuesday ...
Alice West Fleet Elementary School is VMDO’s second of three net-zero energy schools for @apsvirginia. A four-story school located on a tight urban site with an existing middle school, Fleet’s compact footprint of 38,720 SF includes a full-sized gymnasium, stage, dining commons, kitchen, administration, and all PreK and Kindergarten classrooms on the ground floor with direct access outside. The school’s massing defers to the neighborhood context, reinforcing the school’s connection to the community, while providing various playscapes, hands-on learning opportunities, and graphic installations that celebrate environmental stewardship and the school’s carbon neutrality. We're looking forward to sharing actionable takeaways on the future of net zero schools with the @usgbc community at the @usgbcncr ’s first-ever Net Zero Schools Summit on October 17 and the #DMV Net Zero Energy Coalition Meeting on November 1. 📷: @samkittner
🔴 SUMAC Project 🔴
The corporate building of the Lacteos Toni, a Coca-Cola company, is achieving 23% of savings in energy consumption, 20% in water consumption, and 53% in material with recycled content.
SUMAC was the sustainability consultant, supporting their obtention of the LEED Silver certification, providing energy modeling, fundamental commissioning, and advice on the measurement and verification plan.
Additionally, the building was designed by the renowned architect Jazz Kalirai, who studied the sun and shade trends of the area to be able to implement various systems of automation and energy control.
Interesting Q&A with @USGBC president Mahesh Ramanujam!⠀
"The third point is there is a payback story, very clearly. If you build an energy-efficient building, you are going to get those energy efficiency costs back. You are going to rent it faster, in terms of good indoor air quality, etc. So that value has to also be taken into consideration."⠀