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GREEN ROOF & STORMWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

EXPANDED CONCURRENT STUDIES 2017
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A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. [The use of “green” refers to the growing trend of environmentalism and does not refer to roofs which are merely colored green, as with green roof tiles or roof shingles].

Container gardens on roofs, where plants are maintained in pots, are not generally considered to be true green roofs, although this is an area of debate. Rooftop ponds are another form of green roofs which are used to treat greywater.

Also known as “living roofs”, green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and combat the heat island effect. There are two types of green roofs: intensive roofs, which are thicker and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are covered in a light layer of vegetation and are lighter than an intensive green roof.

The term green roof may also be used to indicate roofs that use some form of "green" technology, such as a cool roof, a roof with solar thermal collectors or photovoltaic modules.

Green roofs are also referred to as eco-roofs, oikosteges, vegetated roofs, living roofs, and greenroofs.

 

 

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REPRESENTATIONAL CASE STUDY
BUILT FACILITY

American Lake Community Living Center

TBNC Edgemon California Green Roof Management, Site Design & Engineering, Construction Management CA. Contractor 274107 Edgemon California USA

VA Puget Sound  ·  9600 Veterans Drive  ·  Tacoma    ·    Washington  98493    ·   United States of America

 

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Macdonald Environmental Planning performed as the green roof Consultant on the Veterans Administration Acute Care Nursing home at American Lakes Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. 

The green roof installed is approximately thirty-thousand [30,000] square foot roof with planting media depths ranging from three [3] inches over the majority of the roof to seven [7] inches at the perimeter so that taller plant materials may be enjoyed from the ground. 

The plant pallet includes a mix of sedums and grasses. 

This is the first Veterans Administration building project to have a green roof in the United States and was completed in year 2010. 

 

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BRIEF PROJECT NARRATIVE

American Lake Community Living Center

By Shane Suzuki

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community Living Center took place June 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the American Lake Division of VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

The design and operation of the facility is based around a new concept called “cultural transformation” which encourages individualized care and involves the input of staff, residents, and family members. A culturally transformed community is an environment that treats residents as a whole, based on their individual medical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

The design departs from the more institutional wing configuration by being centered around a gently curving corridor or “main street” serving a series of nursing units or “neighborhoods”.

The Community Living Center will have 83 beds divided into four distinct units (including Hospice, Rehabilitation and Alzheimer/Dementia units).

Because the social environment is important to a Veteran’s well-being and ability to heal, the facility will offer a wander garden and open spaces, to promote a non-institutional sense of home.

Expanded food preparation kitchens, and separate dining areas are strategically placed to meet the needs of all of the residents.  The Alzheimer/Dementia Unit will have its own dining area.

The facility will include parking for 200 vehicles with a covered main drop-off/pick-up area at the front of the building.

The green design concept includes the landscaped roof which blend into the natural setting of the lake and surrounding landscape. The biomass of the roof will also decrease aircraft noise common to the American Lake campus creating a more peaceful setting for residents.

The facility has applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and is likely to receive either Silver or Gold status as an environmentally friendly building. This will make it one of the first VA buildings to achieve this high of a LEED certification.

 


 

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TBNC OPLAT OFFSHORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PLATFORM SWMP & VEGETIVE ROOF STUDY EXHIBITS
AUTODESK® 1:1 REDUCED EXHIBIT FORMAT 16/34 @ 2016 [Rev.Draft 11.22.15]

Green Roof Site Studies San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform TBNC Proprietary

 

 

 

 

 

REPRESENTATIONAL SWMP MANAGEMENT & CONDITIONED AIR METHODOLOGIES STUDIES  ·   BUILT FACILITY

The Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center

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Study Credits

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Frank Roberts

Senior Project Manager III

240.777.6084

Robert Stout

Project Manager

240.777.6159

Tim O'Gwin

Project Manager

240.777.6051

Fritz Schellkopf

Architect / Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

202.380.3058

Gerald S. Jannetti

Project Engineer / Parsons Brinckerhoff

410.385.4193

John P. Barron

President, Foulger-Pratt Contracting  General Contractor

240.499.9694

 

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES DELIVERY CREDITS

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program Egress, Site Circulation, SWMP, Land Use Planning TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CSLB CA.274107 Carlsbad, California USA
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Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform California USA Egress & Circulation, Site Safety & Security, SWMP Q500 CYE 2013 Studies, TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers & Engineers, Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 carlsbad, California

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Foulger-Pratt Contracting 

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Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

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SITE PLAN STUDIES
ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM [SWMP]   ·  SITE DRAINAGE, SWMP RETENTION & DISPERSAL SYSTEMS

Built Site Planning, Site Accessibility & Circulation Studies 2014 - 2016

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.000

Planning  Series

Environmental Planning, Urban & Site Design, Landscape & Site Use Architecture

GR.MS13.E.103.000

Planning  Series

Emergency Egress & Site Circulation Applications, Procedures & Methodologies

AE.MS13.AE.109.000

Planning  Series 

Architectural & Engineering Elements Associated with Mass Transportation Facilities

AA.MS13.AE.200.000

Planning  Series

ADA Compliancies, Signage & Control, Accommodations, Applications & Methodologies

CR.MS13.CR.200.000

Planning  Series

Pedestrian & Vehicular Site Circulation Associated with Mass Transportation Systems

FH.MS13.FH.202.000

Planning  Series

Fire Management Control / EMS & Public Safety Systems & Hazardous Materials Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.000

Planning  Series

Conditioned Air Management, Hardware Systems, Applications & Methodologies

SW.MS13.SW.200.000

Planning  Series

Storm Water Management & Site Retention, Surface Drainage Control Systems & Remediations

GR.MS13.SW.100.000

Planning  Series

Green Roof [Vegetive] Applications & Methodologies

 

 

SITE PLAN STUDIES
ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM [SWMP]   ·  SITE DRAINAGE, SWMP RETENTION & DISPERSAL SYSTEMS

Built Site Planning, Site Accessibility & Circulation Studies 2014 - 2016

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.000

Planning  Series

Environmental Planning, Urban & Site Design, Landscape & Site Use Architecture

GR.MS13.E.103.000

Planning  Series

Emergency Egress & Site Circulation Applications, Procedures & Methodologies

AE.MS13.AE.109.000

Planning  Series 

Architectural & Engineering Elements Associated with Mass Transportation Facilities

AA.MS13.AE.200.000

Planning  Series

ADA Compliancies, Signage & Control, Accommodations, Applications & Methodologies

CR.MS13.CR.200.000

Planning  Series

Pedestrian & Vehicular Site Circulation Associated with Mass Transportation Systems

FH.MS13.FH.202.000

Planning  Series

Fire Management Control / EMS & Public Safety Systems & Hazardous Materials Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.000

Planning  Series

Conditioned Air Management, Hardware Systems, Applications & Methodologies

SW.MS13.SW.200.000

Planning  Series

Storm Water Management & Site Retention, Surface Drainage Control Systems & Remediations

GR.MS13.SW.100.000

Planning  Series

Green Roof [Vegetive] Applications & Methodologies

 

 

 

Site Recording Image
Representational Built Storm Water Management Program [SWMP] Receptor Basin

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program, Southern California SWMP TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers & Engineers SWMP Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 San Diego, California USA

Sarbanes Silver Springs Transit Center SWMP Receptor Number Ten [10]

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

SW.MS13.SW.200.003

SWMP & Site Drainage

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.011

Green Roof Elements

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.015

Environmental Planning

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.012

Architectural & Engineering

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.003

Conditioned Air Management

 

Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used to apply to water that originates with snowmelt that enters the stormwater system. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters.

Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flood control and water supplies) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution.

Stormwater is also a resource and ever growing in importance as the world's human population demand exceeds the availability of readily available water. Techniques of stormwater harvesting with point source water management and purification that can potentially make urban environments self sustaining in terms of water.

 

Site Recording Image Concrete Vault
Representational Built Storm Water Management Program [SWMP]

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program SWMP - Conditioned Air Methodologies Study, TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers, Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 San Diego, California USA

Subterranean Concrete SWMP Vault Site-Prepared for Lid Enclosure

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

SW.MS13.SW.200.011

SWMP & Site Drainage

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.015

Green Roof Elements

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.019

Environmental Planning

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.017

Architectural & Engineering

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.011

Conditioned Air Management

 

 

 

Site Recording Image
Representational Built Storm Water Management Program [SWMP] Concrete Vaults & Surface Flow Control

TBNC-OPLAT USA SWMP Program Offshore International Airport Platform program, Southern California Q500 Standards TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 Tom Edgemon San Diego, California USA
Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program Q500 SWMP Site Studies, TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers, Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 San Diego, California USA

One [1] of Two [2] Concrete Subterranean SWMP Vaults @ Level 305

Surface Water Flow Control Concrete Curbing Level 305

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

SW.MS13.SW.200.016

SWMP & Site Drainage

 

SW.MS13.SW.200.018

SWMP & Site Drainage

GR.MS13.SW.100.018

Green Roof Elements

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.021

Green Roof Elements

PL.MS13.GR.101.022

Environmental Planning

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.025

Environmental Planning

AE.MS13.AE.109.023

Architectural & Engineering

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.025

Architectural & Engineering

CA.MS13.AR.201.018

Conditioned Air Management

 

CR.MS13.CR.200.023

Site Circulation & Accessibility

     

CA.MS13.AR.201.024

Conditioned Air Management

 

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
[NPDES]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Oplat-USA EPA Programs Offshore International Airport Platform Program Southern California USA TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 Carlsbad, California USA

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Stormwater Management Best Management Practices [BMPs] are control measures taken to mitigate changes to both quantity and quality of urban runoff caused through changes to land use. Generally BMPs focus on water quality problems caused by increased impervious surfaces from land development. BMPs are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows, and/or nonpoint source pollution through evapotranspiration, infiltration, detention, and filtration or biological and chemical actions.

Stormwater BMPs can be classified as "structural" [i.e., devices installed or constructed on a site] or "non-structural" ;procedures, such as modified landscaping practices]. There are a variety of BMPs available, depending on pollutant removal capabilities. A list of BMPs can be found at the EPA National Menu of Stormwater BMPs.

Best Management Practices[BMP] is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe a type of water pollution control. Historically the term has referred to auxiliary pollution controls in the fields of industrial wastewater control and municipal sewage control, while in stormwater management [both urban and rural] and wetland management, BMPs may refer to a principal control or treatment technique as well.

Beginning in the twentieth century, designers of industrial and municipal sewage pollution controls typically utilized engineered systems [e.g. filters, clarifiers, biological reactors] to provide the central components of pollution control systems, and used the term "BMPs" to describe the supporting functions for these systems, such as operator training and equipment maintenance. Stormwater management, as a specialized area within the field of environmental engineering, emerged later in the 20th century, and practitioners have used the term BMP to describe both structural or engineered control devices and systems [e.g. retention ponds] to treat polluted stormwater, as well as operational or procedural practices [e.g. minimizing use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides].

Low-impact development [LID] is a term used in the United States to describe a land planning and engineering design approach to managing stormwater runoff. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. This approach implements engineered small-scale hydrologic controls to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds through infiltrating, filtering, storing, evaporating, and detaining runoff close to its source.

LID is similar to sustainable urban drainage systems [SUDS], a term used in the United Kingdom, water-sensitive urban design [WSUD], a term used in Australia, natural drainage systems a term used in Seattle, Washington and "Onsite Stormwater Management", a term used by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Because impervious surfaces (parking lots, roads, buildings, compacted soil) do not allow rain to infiltrate into the ground, more runoff is generated than in the undeveloped condition. This additional runoff can erode watercourses (streams and rivers) as well as cause flooding after the stormwater collection system is overwhelmed by the additional flow. Because the water is flushed out of the watershed during the storm event, little infiltrates the soil, replenishes groundwater, or supplies stream baseflow in dry weather.

Pollutants entering surface waters during precipitation events is termed polluted runoff. Daily human activities result in deposition of pollutants on roads, lawns, roofs, farm fields, etc. When it rains or there is irrigation, water runs off and ultimately makes its way to a river, lake, or the ocean. While there is some attenuation of these pollutants before entering the receiving waters, the quantity of human activity results in large enough quantities of pollutants to impair these receiving waters

Managing the quantity and quality of stormwater is termed, "Stormwater Management." The term Best Management Practice (BMP) is often used to refer to both structural or engineered control devices and systems (e.g. retention ponds) to treat polluted stormwater, as well as operational or procedural practices. There are many forms of stormwater management and BMPs, including:

Manage stormwater to control flooding and erosion

Manage and control hazardous materials to prevent release of pollutants into the environment [source control]

Plan and construct stormwater systems so contaminants are removed before they pollute surface waters or groundwater resources

Acquire and protect natural waterways where they still exist or can be rehabilitated

Build "soft" structures such as ponds, swales or wetlands to work with existing or "hard" drainage structures, such as pipes and concrete channels

Revise current stormwater regulations to address comprehensive stormwater needs

Enhance and enforce existing ordinances to make sure property owners consider the effects of stormwater before, during and after development of their land

Educate a community about how its actions affect water quality, and about what it can do to improve water quality

Plan carefully to create solutions before problems become too great

 

 

The Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center

REPRESENTATIONAL CONDITIONED AIR MANAGEMENT STUDY  ·   BUILT FACILITY

COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION IMAGE RECORDING
04.28.11
VIEW NORTHWESTERLY THROUGH ELEVATOR TOWERS & CANOPY NUMBER FOUR [4]

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program SWMP Q500 Site Studies, TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274017 SWMP Programs, San Diego, California USA

 

Representational Conditioned Air Codes and Standards

The national consensus standard for outside air ventilation is ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality [available online via www.ashrae.org] and its published Addenda. 

This standard is often incorporated into state and local building codes, and specifies the amounts of outside air that must be provided by natural or mechanical ventilation systems to various areas of the school, including classrooms, gymnasiums, kitchens and other special use areas.

Many state codes also specify minimum energy efficiency requirements, ventilation controls, pipe and duct insulation and sealing, and system sizing, among other factors. In addition, some states and localities have established ventilation and/or other indoor air quality related requirements that must also be followed.

Design in accordance with ASHRAE standards Design systems to provide outdoor air ventilation in accord with ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 [available at www.ashrae.org] and thermal comfort in accord with ASHRAE Standard 55–1992 [with 1995 Addenda] Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

Ensure familiarity with, and adherence to, all state and local building codes and standards.

 

Potential for Natural Ventilation and Operable Windows

In some parts of the country, where temperature and humidity levels permit, natural ventilation through operable windows can be an effective and energy-efficient way to supplement HVAC systems to provide outside air ventilation, cooling, and thermal comfort when conditions permit [e.g., temperature, humidity, outdoor air pollution levels, precipitation]. Windows that open and close can enhance occupants' sense of well-being and feeling of control over their environment. They can also provide supplemental exhaust ventilation during renovation activities that may introduce pollutants into the space.

However, sealed buildings with appropriately designed and operated HVAC systems can often provide better indoor air quality than a building with operable windows. Uncontrolled ventilation with outdoor air can allow outdoor air contaminants to bypass filters, potentially disrupt the balance of the mechanical ventilation equipment, and permit the introduction of excess moisture if access is not controlled.

Strategies using natural ventilation include wind driven cross-ventilation and stack ventilation that employs the difference in air densities to provide air movement across a space. Both types of natural ventilation require careful engineering to ensure convective flows. The proper sizing and placement of openings is critical and the flow of air from entry to exit must not be obstructed [e.g., by closed perimeter rooms].

 

Site Recording Images
View From County Public Parking Garage No. 58 Adjacent to the MARC & Metropolitan Stations

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program SWMP & Conditioned Aire Venting Programs, Southern California TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 San Diego, California
Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program SWMP & Conditioned Air Methodologies Southern California TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB Carlsbad, California USA

View to Level 350 KISS + RIDE @ Image Right
View to Level 330 @ Left & Conditioned Air Vent

View to Ripley Street & Emergency Generator Structural Lattice Grill
View to Green Roof and Conditioned Air Ventilation Tower

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.005

Conditioned Air Management

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.007

Conditioned Air Management

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.011

Environmental Planning

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.023

Environmental Planning

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.033

Architectural & Engineering

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.037

Architectural & Engineering

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.006

Green Roof Elements

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.007

Green Roof Elements

 

GR.MS13.E.103.015

Egress & Site Circulation

 

GR.MS13.E.103.018

Egress & Site Circulation

 

CR.MS13.CR.200.028

Site Circulation & Accessibility

 

CR.MS13.CR.200.031

Site Circulation & Accessibility

 

    

Site Recording Images
View Through Level 330 to Structural Plenum Wall

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform program Southern California Conditioned Air & Ventilation Studies 2013, TBNC-Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers, Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 273107 Carlsbad, California

Image Illustrates Three [3] Drive Lanes Affording Buses, Taxis & Passenger Vehicles.
Significant Air Circulation Addressed Site-Ambient and by Mechanical Venting

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.036

Conditioned Air Management

 

FH.MS13.FH.202.012

Fire Control & HazMat Management

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.033

Environmental Planning

 

GR.MS13.E.103.026

Egress & Site Circulation

 

CR.MS13.CR.200.038

Site Circulation & Accessibility

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.051

Architectural & Engineering

 

 

Site Recording Images - Aerial Views Southerly End of Project Improvements Study

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program Conditioned Aire Ventilation with SWMP 500Q Studies 2013 TBNC Edegmon CA.CSLB 274107 Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon Carlsbad, California USA
Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program Conditioned Air & SWMP Site Methodologies Studies 2013 TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CSLB 274107 Carlsbad, California USA

Emergency Generator Quadrant with Green Roof & Condition Air Vent

Emergency Generator Quadrant with Green Roof & Condition Air Vent
Concrete Walkway Accesses MARC Train Platform During Construction

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.043

Conditioned Air Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.052

Conditioned Air Management

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.038

Environmental Planning

PL.MS13.GR.101.044

Environmental Planning

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.046

Architectural & Engineering

AE.MS13.AE.109.032

Architectural & Engineering

 

GR.MS13.SW.100.017

Green Roof Elements

GR.MS13.SW.100.043

Green Roof Elements

 

GR.MS13.E.103.028

Egress & Site Circulation

GR.MS13.E.103.032

Egress & Site Circulation

 
   

CR.MS13.CR.200.040

Site Circulation & Accessibility

 

        

Site Recording Images
Aerial Views Southerly End of Project Improvements Study
Representational Ambient Air Circulation at Five [5] Elevator Landings

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program SWMP & Conditioned Aire Methodologies Studies TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107 Carlsbad, California USA

Accessway to Sub-Level Offices, Restrooms & Passenger Waiting Sites

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

CA.MS13.AR.201.003

Conditioned Air Management

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.005

Environmental Planning

 

GR.MS13.E.103.035

Egress & Site Circulation

 

AE.MS13.AE.109.009

Architectural & Engineering

 

CR.MS13.CR.200.011

Site Circulation & Accessibility

 

AA.MS13.AE.200.003

ADA Compliancies

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS

Education is a key component of stormwater management. A number of agencies and organizations have launched campaigns to teach the public about the problem, and how they can contribute to solving it.

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council [WMEAC] has coined the term Hydrofilth to describe stormwater pollution. This is part of their 15 to the River campaign. WMEAC has taken an active role in preventing Hydrofilth from striking again. They have created a rain barrel distribution program in which they teach people how to have and use a rain barrel in their backyard and educate them on the positive effects it has on combating storm water runoff. Also they have created a website teaching others about how to make their own rain garden. WMEAC as well as many other organizations such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Water Action are educating people and communities about the problems with storm water runoff and its effects and what they can do in order to prevent further pollution of their waterways from it.

Site Studies Image Left;  Three [3] Vane Axial Fans Ventilating Levels 305 & 330   -   Image Right;  Level 305 Ventilation Exhaust Ducting Applications

Oplat-Usa Offshore International Airport Platform Program Conditioned Air Systems & Applications Southern California TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers Tom Edgemon CA.CSLB 274107, Carlsbad, California USA
Oplat-USA Offshore International Airport Platform program Conditioned Air Management Systems Study 2013 TBNC Edgemon Environmental Planners, Site Designers, Engineers & Construction Managers San Diego, Southern California Tom Edgemon 274107 CA.CSLB USA

Course of Construction Conditioned Air Hardware Systems Application

Course of Construction Conditioned Air Hardware Systems Application

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

CA.MS13.AR.201.077

Conditioned Air Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.079

Conditioned Air Management

FH.MS13.FH.202.017

Fire Control & HazMat Management

FH.MS13.FH.202.022

Fire Control & HazMat Management

PL.MS13.GR.101.061

Environmental Planning

PL.MS13.GR.101.063

Environmental Planning

AE.MS13.AE.109.070

Architectural & Engineering

AE.MS13.AE.109.077

Architectural & Engineering

GR.MS13.E.103.041

Egress & Site Circulation

GR.MS13.E.103.043

Egress & Site Circulation

 

Site Studies Consideration: Specifying Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment.

Indoor air can be two [2] to five [5] times more polluted than outdoor air; therefore, most HVAC system designers understand that increased amounts of outdoor air supply is generally better for IAQ. Yet there are concerns over the implications that this added amount of outdoor air supply has on the first cost and operating cost of the HVAC system, as well as moisture control for the school [too wet or too dry].

As a result, school designers often try to reduce the amount of outdoor air equal to — or even below — fifteen [15] cubic feet per minute [cfm] of outside air  per person, the minimum  for school classrooms, as established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air -conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE] www.ashrae.org. In many parts of the country these concerns can easily be addressed by application of basic engineering principles and off-the-shelf HVAC equipment.

First cost, energy costs, and moisture control do not have to be at odds with good IAQ. Energy recovery ventilation equipment can make the negative implications of fifteen [15] cfm per person of outdoor air behave like five [5] cfm, while retaining the IAQ advantage of fifteen [15] cfm.

This approach has been proven in many schools in various regions east of the Rockies, where advanced HVAC systems cost roughly the same as conventional systems, yet provide significant operating cost savings and IAQ advantages.

EPA has developed the School Advanced Ventilation Engineering Software [SAVES] package as a tool to help school designers assess the potential financial payback and indoor humidity control benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilation [ERV] systems. 

 

STUDY IMAGES & RENDERINGS CREDIT
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Built Site Planning, Site Accessibility & Circulation Studies 2016

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.000

Planning  Series

Environmental Planning, Urban & Site Design, Landscape & Site Use Architecture

GR.MS13.E.103.000

Planning  Series

Emergency Egress & Site Circulation Applications, Procedures & Methodologies

AE.MS13.AE.109.000

Planning  Series 

Architectural & Engineering Elements Associated with Mass Transportation Facilities

AA.MS13.AE.200.000

Planning  Series

ADA Compliancies, Signage & Control, Accommodations, Applications & Methodologies

CR.MS13.CR.200.000

Planning  Series

Pedestrian & Vehicular Site Circulation Associated with Mass Transportation Systems

FH.MS13.FH.202.000

Planning  Series

Fire Management Control / EMS & Public Safety Systems & Hazardous Materials Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.000

Planning  Series

Conditioned Air Management, Hardware Systems, Applications & Methodologies

SW.MS13.SW.200.000

Planning  Series

Storm Water Management & Site Retention, Surface Drainage Control Systems & Remediations

GR.MS13.SW.100.000

Planning  Series

Green Roof [Vegetive] Applications & Methodologies

 

 

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Built Site Planning, Site Accessibility & Circulation Studies 2016

 

KEY

FILE REFERENCE

SITE STUDY COMPONENT

 

PL.MS13.GR.101.000

Planning  Series

Environmental Planning, Urban & Site Design, Landscape & Site Use Architecture

GR.MS13.E.103.000

Planning  Series

Emergency Egress & Site Circulation Applications, Procedures & Methodologies

AE.MS13.AE.109.000

Planning  Series 

Architectural & Engineering Elements Associated with Mass Transportation Facilities

AA.MS13.AE.200.000

Planning  Series

ADA Compliancies, Signage & Control, Accommodations, Applications & Methodologies

CR.MS13.CR.200.000

Planning  Series

Pedestrian & Vehicular Site Circulation Associated with Mass Transportation Systems

FH.MS13.FH.202.000

Planning  Series

Fire Management Control / EMS & Public Safety Systems & Hazardous Materials Management

CA.MS13.AR.201.000

Planning  Series

Conditioned Air Management, Hardware Systems, Applications & Methodologies

SW.MS13.SW.200.000

Planning  Series

Storm Water Management & Site Retention, Surface Drainage Control Systems & Remediations

GR.MS13.SW.100.000

Planning  Series

Green Roof [Vegetive] Applications & Methodologies

 

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PROOF OF CONCEPT REPRESENTATIONAL EXHIBITS

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New Coast Guard Headquarters to Incorporate Sustainable Design
WASHINGTON, D.C.

GREEN ROOF

The Department of Homeland Security is consolidating its headquarters to a new complex in southeast Washington, D.C. In addition to being more efficient for logistical reasons, the forty [40] building campus is likely to be one of the most sustainable in the nation.

Deliberate measures are being taken for both new and renovated buildings to meet government mandates on building operation and LEED energy requirements. Phase 1 of the project, to be delivered in 2013, includes a new U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters complete with 400,000 square feet of green roofing.

Built into a hillside, the Coast Guard project includes an eleven [11] story office building which will provide 1.2 million square feet for 3,860 employees, a separate central utility plant and two seven-story parking garages. Incorporating a green roof for all twenty [20] structures helps to maintain more of the site’s natural contour, as well as conserving energy and reducing storm water runoff.

 

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Covering hundreds of thousands of square feet of federal rooftop with living plants is no DIY weekend task. Construction and design teams were challenged to find plants that could withstand the hot, sticky D.C. summers without requiring a massive amount of water. The DHS consulted with Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knoll Farms and HOK Inc. to select plants that could be grown and supplied to such an extensive roof. Ultimately, the group decided on variety of plants ranging from shrubs to grasses, as well as pre-vegetated sedum mats from Sempergreen.

To prepare the rooftops for planting, construction crews first applied a waterproof layer of hot rubberized asphalt. They then installed a customized drip irrigation system that utilizes gray water from an on-site stormwater wet pond to provide long-term hydration for the plants. An overhead sprinkler system was also installed, but will only be used temporarily to provide while the plants are taking root. It will later be removed because it uses potable water and violates the LEED standards for irrigation. Lastly, soil was hoisted by crane or pneumatically conveyed and blown on the roof.

Once complete, the green roof will not only look great, but also retain storm water that would otherwise combine with waste water that may bypass the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant, just downstream from the site.

 

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Application Methodology rooflite© Growing Media at Roof Top

Representational Vegetive Growing Mats & Herbaceous Grasses

 

Currently under construction, the Phase 1 U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters will feature several construction and operating measures in accordance with its proposed LEED v2.2 Gold certification, including:

•  Over 400,000 square feet of green roof used for storm water management and energy efficiency
•  Storm water management system including wet ponds, bio-swales and step pools to handle storm water runoff for entire campus
•   Enhanced commissioning of all building systems for maximum efficiency
•   Use of green housekeeping measures after completion and occupancy
•   Use of low-emitting construction materials and furnishings

Due to the variety of plants ranging from shrubs to grasses to Sedum mats from Sempergreen, there are four [4] different soil blends on the project. Rooflite® growing media was specified, with Roofmeadow® as the growing media consultant. In all, eighteen [18] roofs, nine [9] courtyards, and two [2] parking garages will be covered with living roofs. As of spring 2012, work continues on the greenroofs with much progress. The greenroofs and on structure courtyards of the project will use close to 10,000 yards of various rooflite® blends by the time Phase 1 is done in 2013.

 

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Representational Application Green Roof Pre-Vegitive Sedum var. Proof of Concept Image


Most of the growing media is being hoisted by crane.  Due to some of Gordon’s own crane schedule conflicts, the media was pneumatically conveyed and blown on the roof for the first phase, as show below:

The plants themselves provided two [2] separate challenges.  First, due to the large areas that need to be covered, it is difficult to complete the installation due to the prescribed planting installation seasons.  Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knoll Farms was an instrumental consultant to HOK with the plant selection.  Brandon Hartz of HOK explained that Ed’s expertise helped in two ways.

First, Ed provided recommendations and insight to the vast plant list from the initial RFP.  In doing so, HOK reduced the plant list by 1/3, removing plants that would not thrive on the roof. Secondly, with Ed’s knowledge of nurseries and nurserymen, HOK was able to select plants that could actually be grown and supplied to such an extensive roof.  Actually the roof is more “semi-intensive,” but that’s just semantics.

The second challenge was the hot DC summers and ensuring the plants receive sufficient water during their establishment period.  Gordon hired an irrigation contractor to install the specified drip irrigation and a comprehensive overhead irrigation system, of their own design.  Gordon did not feel that the drip system would be sufficient to protect the plants during the summer heat.  The drip system utilizes gray water from a stormwater wet pond, which, according to Brandon Hartz, was primarily intended to provide long-term water for the grasses and shrubs planted in the deeper soils (12”-18”).

Brandon explained further that the overhead sprinkler system is only intended to be used during the plants’ establishment period and will be removed twelve months after substantial completion in order to be in compliance with LEED, since it uses potable water.

 

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Panoramic Image of the DHS Coast Guard St. Elizabeths Campus Course of Construction Recording December, 2011

 

The United States Coast Guard Headquarters DHS St. Elizabeths Campus project is scheduled to be completed in Q1 of 2013.  Once complete, the total VRA area of 400,000 square feet will not only look great, but also retain stormwater that would otherwise combine with waste water that may bypass the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant, just downstream from the site.  In DC, the CSO is breached with any rain event over ¾” and untreated sewage bypasses Blue Plains.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters at the DHS St. Elizabeth Campus.   Graphic by Perkins + Will

 

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EDITORIAL CREDITS

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
STUDY EXHIBIT
HUMANE AVAIN MANAGEMENT & CONTROL:  FLIGHT OPERATIONS & SURFACE ENVIRONS METHODOLOGIES

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TBNC Edgemon OPLAT San Diego Offshore International Airport Platform Program, Humane Avain Management & Control Methodologies, Bird X Hardware Credits, Southern California USA

The Super BirdXPeller Pro electronic bird repeller expels birds by blasting them with sound waves. This bird dettering unit automatically broadcasts a variety of naturally recorded bird distress signals and predator calls to frighten, confuse, and disorient birds within its effective range. These high definition digital recordings are played on loudspeakers to ensure that the message gets across to pest birds:"Keep Out!"

The Super BirdXPeller Pro broadcasts scientifically documented distress & alarm calls that birds easily understand. These sounds are played at a natural level in order to accurately emulate the calls of other birds and bird predators. The targeted pest birds interperet these signals as: "EMERGENCY: STAY AWAY" and avoid the affected area out of instinctual fear.

 

San Diego Offshore International Airport Green Roof Application Studies 2011

 

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