NAVFAC MAR – US Navy Facilities Marianas Guam

Participated in a team consulting to the US Navy and Marine consortium developing a new $11 billion dollar, 2700 acre Marine base on Guam.  The project will relocate over 20,000 marines, their families and support personnel from Okinawa before 2014.  Consulting focused on the coordinated application of LEED for Neighborhood Development, the LEED Campus Guide, LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings and LEED for Schools.  The completed project will consist of over 5000 individual buildings, all of which will be evaluated for LEED Silver.

Al Mina HQ Project

LEED consultant to DREC, Government of Dubai on the development of a 300,000 sq. ft. mixed use development in Dubai.  VOA International of Orlando, FL and RED Engineering are the A/E Team.  The project is a split twin office tower with retail, spa resort and parking complex.  The team is using LEED for Core and Shell in its attempt to achieve LEED Platinum. 

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer

Collaborated with Desmone and Associates and the Friends of Hopital Albert Schweitzer on the master planning and phased regenerative restoration of this facility. The effort is ongoing. The approach spans the application of permaculture principles to large scale land regeneration to green, high performance building design and construction practices. The goal is to implement energy, material and water conservation and renewable energy systems to make the complex as self sufficient as possible.

Client Viewpoints on Building Sustainable Buildings

The Kenton County School District recently hosted a state energy conference because in August 2005 they opened an elementary school incorporating many high-performance concepts, followed in January 2006 by a new middle school for which they expect LEED silver certification. The district has pursued an aggressive building maintenance and renovation program, spending more than $128 million since 1999. In 2003 the Kentucky legislature allocated extra construction funds that, with local revenue, enabled the district to replace its two worst buildings, Caywood Elementary School and Twenhofel Middle School. In addition to the superintendent’s support, a key factor in the development of...

Building Green for China’s Future

If all goes well, when the Summer Olympics opens in Beijing in 2008 visitors will see a new, green Olympic athletes' center built expressly for this international event. The state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly building is being planned now with technical consultation from a group of U.S. energy-efficient building experts led by Joe Huang, of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD). The Chinese Olympic Committee intends to build a near-zero-energy-use building that incorporates advanced technologies such as efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, daylighting to reduce the use of electric lights, internal and external shades and energy-efficient windows to...

Education by Design

Affordable and community-driven, the green-school movement stands to change the world in which children learn. So what's the holdup? Ten years ago, if an architect said he was designing a green school, most people would have assumed he had decided to paint the façade a pleasant shade of sage. But now it's 2007, and "green schools" are part of a growing movement that is changing the environments in which students learn-and has parents clamoring to get their children on waiting lists. This is the business of sustainable school design; building high-performance facilities that are both better for the planet and...