ASHRAE 90 Week 1 Assignment 1

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density than what is required by ASHRAE 90. 1 – 2007. For the whole campus, they use a natural gas cogeneration system that provides heating and cooling to the facility through a variable air volume system. While using this natural cogeneration system, it is predicted energy use intensity outperforms the current 2030 Challenge target even before renewable systems were considered.
In terms of water usage, ASU’s campus is Arizona’s largest public arboretum, and is committed to proper water management. They were able to reduce 29 percent of indoor potable water usage by the use of 0.5-gpm fixtures. In addition, 76 percent of potable irrigation water consumption was reduced through landscape and irrigation tactics.
According to the authors of ‘2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Winner: Arizona State University Student Health Services Building’ Kim A. O’Connell, Katie Weeks, and Annie Milewski, “this project offsets 39 percent of its total energy costs through an onsite, 69-kilowatt photovoltaic array, and renewable energy certificates offset 35 percent of the building’s remaining consumption”. These all help with the sustainability factor and
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According to the author of “Taking the Lead” Felice Silverman, “the introduction of LEED v4 represents the next step in the evolution of sustainable design, but it’s interesting to note that as we learn more about creating green spaces, new concerns continue appear”. The example she gives deals with encouraging people as designers to see products earn third-party certifications, and designers should remember to look at more than just the single-attribute benefits of products. Designers need to be able to arm themselves with the best information on sustainability there is, and continue to review process, systems and products that could potentially cause harm to the environment and the people
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