Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings / Edition 1

Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings / Edition 1

by Jean Carroon

ISBN-10: 0470169117

ISBN-13: 9780470169117

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Preservation of buildings involves multiple design decisions, all of which have a "sustainable" or "green" alternative. Written by a noted expert on the subject, Sustainable Preservation is the first comprehensive book on sustainable and green historic preservation for architects and preservation professionals. This resource explores issues from building location

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Preservation of buildings involves multiple design decisions, all of which have a "sustainable" or "green" alternative. Written by a noted expert on the subject, Sustainable Preservation is the first comprehensive book on sustainable and green historic preservation for architects and preservation professionals. This resource explores issues from building location and site to building materials, lighting, systems, and the building envelope. With case studies of significant projects of various types of buildings, this book outlines key principles that architects and preservation professionals can put into practice.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Moe Moe, Richard



Chapter 1 Buildings and Environmental Stewardship---Understanding the Issues 3

1.1 Climate Change and Buildings---the Imperative 3

1.2 Historically Green---What Makes Existing Buildings Green 7

1.3 Terminology of Evolving Green Design 12

1.4 Rethinking Assumptions---Holistic Design 17

1.5 There is No Finish---Creating a Culture of Reuse, Repair, and Renewal 18

Case Studies

People's Food Co-op, Portland, OR 21

Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH 25

Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Boston, MA 30

U. S. Naval Academy Historic Academic Group, Annapolis, MD 35

Forbes Park, Chelsea, MA 39

Chapter 2 Buildings and Sustainable Development---Understanding the Goals 43

2.1 Sustainable Development versus Sustainable Design 43

2.2 The Triple Bottom Line---People, Planet, and Profit 44

2.3 The Triple Bottom Line and Historic Preservation 47

2.4 Regional/Community Connectivity 53

2.5 Interwoven History of Sustainability and Historic Preservation 55

Case Studies

CCI Center, Pittsburgh, PA 63

Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, II 66

Philadelphia Forensic Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 71

Brewers Hill (Natty Boh Building), Baltimore, MD 74

Denver Dry Building, Denver, CO 77

Chapter 3 Tools, Guidelines, and Process---Balancing the Goals 83

3.1 Balancing Objective and Subjective Goals---Integrated Design 83

3.2 Green Tools and Metrics---Urban and Campus 88

3.3 Green Tools and Metrics---Building and Site 90

3.4 Historic Property Designation and Treatment Guidelines 95

3.5 Balancing Systems and Guidelines---Whole Building Design 98

Case Studies

Whitaker Street Building, Savannah, GA 103

Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado, Denver, CO 107

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA 111

Gerding Theater (Portland Center Stage), Portland, OR 115

Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse, Cleveland, OH 120


Chapter 4 Water and Site 127

4.1 Water---The Most Precious Commodity 127

4.2 Watersheds, Stormwater, and Site Design 130

4.3 Water and Energy Systems 137

4.4 Water and Mechanical Systems 138

4.5 Water and Sewage Systems 140

4.6 Closing the Circle---Reuse, Management, Education, Delight 141

Case Studies

The Welcome and Admission Center at Roger H. Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington, VT 145

Chicago Center for Green Technology, Chicago, IL 149

Blackstone Station Office Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 153

Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse, Monroe, MI 157

Lazarus Building, Columbus, OH 160

Chapter 5 Energy---Not the Only, Issue but... 167

5.1 Energy Overview 167

5.2 Less is More---Avoided Impacts 171

5.3 Reducing and Shifting Electrical Loads 175

5.4 The Building Enclosure 182

5.5 Avoiding Silos 188

Case Studies

Cambridge City Hall Annex, Cambridge, MA 190

S.T. Dana Building, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 195

Lion House, Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY 199

Scowcroft Building, Ogden, UT 205

John W. McCormack Federal Building, Boston, MA 210

Chapter 6 Indoor Health---Light, Air, and Health 217

6.1 Indoor Air Pollution 217

6.2 Air Quality and Ventilation 220

6.3 Light and Connections to Nature 222

6.4 Healthy Spaces and Productivity 224

6.5 Renewal and Delight 229

Case Studies

AIA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI 231

Boulder Associates Office, Boulder, CO 233

NRDC Southern California Office (Robert Redford Building), CA 236

Alberici Corporate Headquarters, Overland, MO 240

Montgomery Park Business Center, Baltimore, MD 244

Chapter 7 Materials and Resources---Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle 251

7.1 Consumption and Waste---A Throwaway Culture 251

7.2 Diverting Waste---Reuse, Recycle, Downcycle 255

7.3 Identifying Better Products 257

7.4 Resource Optimization---Extending Service Life 260

7.5 Changing Priorities Ahead---Respecting both Past and Future 262

Case Studies

StopWaste, Oakland, CA 264

The Barn at Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA 268

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA 272

North Dakota State University School of Visual Arts & Architecture, Fargo, ND 277

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Expansion, Pittsburgh, PA


Chapter 8 Best Practices---Operations, Maintenance, and Change 291

8.1 Opportunities---Essential and Immediate 291

8.2 Implementation Tools 294

8.3 Housekeeping---Continual Improvement 297

8.4 O & M---the User Impact 301

8.5 Best Practice---Facilitating Change 303

Case Studies

St. Stephen's Episcopal K-8 School,, Harrisburg, PA 307

Candler Library Renovation, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 311

Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Portland, OR 315

Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, Silver Spring, MD 320

Felician Sisters Convent and School, Coraopolis, PA 324

Chapter 9 Houses 329

9.1 Houses---The Impact of Our Choices 329

9.2 Energy Conservation, Envelope, and Alternative Energy 331

9.3 Holistic Water Conservation 334

9.4 Materials---Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, and Renew 339

9.5 Changing Behavior and Options---Living Sustainably 341

Case Studies

Hanvey House, North Vancouver, BC 342

Solar Umbrella House, Venice, CA 345

Capitol Hill House, Seattle, WA 351

Adeline Street Urban Salvage Project, Berkeley, CA 354

Chicago Bungalows, Chicago, IL 358

Chapter 10 The Recent Past 363

10.1 The Recent Past---Modern Architecture, Boomer Buildings 363

10.2 Preservation Challenges 366

10.3 Environmental Dilemmas 367

10.4 Strategies for Renewal 368

10.5 Lessons Learned 373

Case Studies

Karges-Faulconbridge Office Building, Roseville, MN 374

Crown Hall, Chicago, IL 377

North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder, CO 381

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 384

Vancouver Island Technology Park, Victoria, BC 387

Index 393

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