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NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center LEED Building Tour

GBCI: 0920016192

Don’t miss this opportunity gain firsthand experience and sustainable design insight from the Design Team of the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center that led to LEED Gold Certification and AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten award. Located on a national historic landmark site on Oahu’s Ford Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Inouye Regional Center features the adaptive reuse of two World War II-era airplane hangars linked by a new steel and glass building. The hangars inspired beautifully simple design solutions for how the center uses air, water and light. The LEED Gold complex accommodates 800 people in a research and office facility that integrates NOAA’s mission of “science, service and stewardship” with Hawaii’s cultural traditions and ecology. The interior environment, which is based on principles of campus design, creates a central gathering place. The building tour will highlight the building’s science innovations: water capture and reuse system; innovative energy saving cooling and ventilation systems utilizing downdraft thermal chimneys, displacement ventilation, and passive, buoyancy-driven exhaust ; daylighting system and the role of enhanced commissioning.
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Don’t miss this opportunity gain firsthand experience and sustainable design insight from the Design Team of the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center that led to LEED Gold Certification and AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten award. Located on a national historic landmark site on Oahu’s Ford Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Inouye Regional Center features the adaptive reuse of two World War II-era airplane hangars linked by a new steel and glass building. The hangars inspired beautifully simple design solutions for how the center uses air, water and light. The LEED Gold complex accommodates 800 people in a research and office facility that integrates NOAA’s mission of “science, service and stewardship” with Hawaii’s cultural traditions and ecology. The interior environment, which is based on principles of campus design, creates a central gathering place.

The building tour will highlight the building’s science innovations: water capture and reuse system; innovative energy saving cooling and ventilation systems utilizing downdraft thermal chimneys, displacement ventilation, and passive, buoyancy-driven exhaust ; daylighting system and the role of enhanced commissioning.

Objectives

  1. 1. Learn about water capture and reuse. Rainwater is used for toilet flushing. Greywater and condensate supply 100% of irrigation. WEc1 Water Efficient Landscaping – Reduce by 50% WEc2 Water Efficient Landscaping – No Portable water use or no irrigation WEc3.1 Water Use Reduction – 20% reduction WEc3.2 Water Use Reduction – 30% reduction
  2. 2. Learn about the energy savings and thermal comfort with the innovative cooling and ventilation systems with downdraft thermal chimneys, displacement ventilation, and passive, buoyancy-driven exhaust . EAc1 Optimize Energy Performance EQ7.1 Thermal Comfort – Design EQ7.2 Thermal Comfort– Verification
  3. 3. Learn about the design and analysis of daylight “lanterns,” and the challenges of providing daylighting in a deep floor plate. EQc8.1 Daylight and Views – Daylight 75% of spaces
  4. 4. Enhanced Commissioning likely to reduce operational costs, yielding to 5%–10% improvements in energy efficiency and ensuring that facilities personnel know how to operate key building systems. Learn how enhanced commissioning and early integration of a CxA in design can improve building system operations.
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USGBC Northern California
San Francisco, CA
United States

Leaders

Paul Woolford, AIA , IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Principal of HOK
Charles Chaloeicheep, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate of WSP USA
Kevin Luoma P.E., Vice President of WSP USA