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Exterior Retrofits that Attract Tenants and “Green” Your Facility

GBCI: 0920011330

With increasing attention on sustainable practices, existing facilities are looking to lessen their environmental footprint while concurrently increasing leasing rates and marketability through enhanced property aesthetics and value added site amenities. They often want to include green spaces but are restricted by available land. A solution is to look to nontraditional sources such as rooftops, parking areas, and otherwise ‘residual’ spaces and retrofit them. Designed properly these spaces can play a significant role in reducing a facility’s environmental footprint.
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Rating system: v4, v2009

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With increasing attention on sustainable practices, existing facilities are looking to lessen their environmental footprint while concurrently increasing leasing rates and marketability through enhanced property aesthetics and value added site amenities. They often want to include green spaces but are restricted by available land. A solution is to look to nontraditional sources such as rooftops, parking areas, and otherwise ‘residual’ spaces and retrofit them. Designed properly these spaces can play a significant role in reducing a facility’s environmental footprint. They can minimize the heat island effect by reducing hard surfaces (roof, pavements, etc.); the use of sustainable materials to absorb heat; and developing systems to capture stormwater and recharge it on-site. In either approaches, the design, if properly done, can concurrently improve visual appeal and street presence creating a more pleasant environment for pedestrians thus increasing a building’s marketability. The session will examine at several award-winning retrofit projects and various approaches to managing stormwater on-site – both for existing facilities striving to comply with MS4 regulations as well as new site development. Project examples will include a two types of rooftop retrofits; two parking lot retrofits including an auto court in an urban city; and a variety of approaches to the design of stromwater management facilities.

Objectives

  1. Learn about various green roof design and construction technologies and their environmental and marketing benefits.
  2. See examples of how to artistically provide stormwater reduction creating a site amenity.
  3. Learn how to increase a building’s street presence and appeal.
  4. Know the environmental benefits such as heat island and stormwater reduction and how LEED points (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design points from the U.S. Green Building Council) could be obtained.
Intermediate

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USGBC Maryland
Hunt Valley, MD
United States

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