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LEED Fellow Education Series: Long Beach Courthouse Case Study

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Starts On - June 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Ends On - June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
5161 California Ave. #100
Irvine , CA 92617

The public private partnership delivery model for social infrastructure is a growing market in the USA. This session is focused on how P3 projects achieve the highest levels of building performance while maintaining the quality of the asset over time. The P3 partnership consists of the developer, design builder and facility manager working for the owner. Project contracts are generally 30-40 years in length and include extensive reporting requirements covering all aspects of operations. 

Using one of the first P3 Social Infrastructure projects in the country, the session will illustrate how P3 creates and maintains high levels of performance in buildings which results in asset preservation. The Long Beach Courthouse is in its 5th year of operation and is the first P3 project to receive LEED Existing Building certification in the United States.

The key elements of P3 delivery which support sustainable high performance buildings will be presented including: 

  1. Integrated design – how the team functions from pursuit through the building lifecycle 
  2. Lifecycle costing and asset preservation – how the lifecycle model is built for 40 years of operations 
    Continuous reporting on all operations functions - including payment penalties and the availability payment model 
  3. Energy management, M&V – how the painshare/gainshare model works 
  4. Handback requirements – what condition the building is in at the end of the contract 

While energy is a critical reporting component of P3 projects the contracts include extensive requirements that encompass all aspects of operations from janitorial support, water management, procurement, and many elements as required by LEED. In the case of the Long Beach Courthouse the reporting requirements were used to demonstrate alternative compliance paths for LEED Existing Building certification.