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A research project from the Architectural Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin – featuring contemporary architecture, engineering and construction around the world.

Edith Green- Wendell Wyatt Federal Building – Portland, Oregon

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Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Overall  EGWW Exterior Facade  Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Interior

Building: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Location: Portland, Oregon
Address: 1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Owner: General Services Administration
Original Architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM)
Design Architect: Cutler Anderson Architects
Architect of Record: SERA Architects
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Interface Engineering; PAE Consulting Engineers; Stantec Ltd.
Main Contractor: Howard S Wright Construction
Size: 525,000 sf; 18 story building
Completed in 2013

AE Interest: The EGWW Federal building was originally built in 1974 by SOM. Due to the building no longer being able to meet the functional, energy, or conservation requirements, the building was renovated in 2013. After the renovation, this building achieved LEED Platinum certification due to it’s efficient, sustainable, and innovative technologies. These technologies include solar thermal panels, 13,000 sf solar roof panel, and a rainwater collection system.

 

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Written by walters0326

November 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

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Bahrain World Trade Center – Manama, Bahrain

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bahrain-world-trade-center overall  Bahrain World Trade Center Fans  Arabian Dhow

Building: Bahrain World Trade Center
Location: King Faisal Highway
Design Architect: Atkins
Structural Engineer: Atkins
MEP Engineer: Atkins
Manager: Atkins
Main Contractor: Murray & Roberts
Size: 1,291,669 sf; 50 story
Completed in 2008
Cost: US $150 million

AE Interest: The Bahrain World Trade Center is the 1st skyscraper to incorporate wind turbines in the building design. The inspiration for the twin towers originated from regional “Wind Towers” and their ability to funnel wind, and the vast sails of the traditional Arabian Dhow. There are three 95ft diameter turbines that are supported by three 103ft bridges that span the distance between the two towers. Each turbine generates 225 kw. The design and shape of the building allows the on-shore breezes to travel across the turbines and take advantage of 70% of Bahrain’s wind energy.

Written by walters0326

November 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

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La Trobe University Institute for Molecular Science – Bundoora, Australia

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La Trobe Front  La Trobe Interior  La Trobe Site
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Building: La Trobe University Institute for Molecular Science 
Location: Bundoora, Australia
Design Architects: Lyons
Landscape Architects: Rush Wright
Briefing Architects: S2F
Structural & Civil Engineers: Meinhardt
Services Engineers: Norman Disney & Young (NDY)
Quantity Surveyors: Slattery Australia 
Construction: Watpac Construction (VIC)
Project Managers: APP Corporation
Size: 11,000 sm (about 118,400 sf)
Completed: 2013
Cost: $85.4 million

AE Interests: Formal certification for 5 Star Green Star (design), cellular solar facade, maximum north-south facades and minimum east-west facades, absorption chillers, reuse water, mixed-mode ventilation [1].

Article: [1]

Video: [1]

Written by Beth Canales

November 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

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International Renewable Energy Agency HQ – Abu Dubai, UAE

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IRENA HQ front  Irena HQ Plan  IRENA HQ Interior
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Building: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) HQ
Location: Abu Dubai, UAE
Architects: Woods Bagot 
Structural Engineers: Burohappold Engineering
Fire Engineers: Design Confidence
Construction: Brookfield Multiplex
Size: 300,000 – 500,000 sf
Completed: June 2015

AE Interest: Awarded a 4 Pearl Estidama Construction Rating Certificate, 1000 sm rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power system, solar thermal water heaters, permanent solar shading, oriented along the direction of typical wind flow [a], 95% of energy harnessed from lowering elevators reused throughout the building [b].

Articles: a, b

Videos: [1, 2]

Written by Beth Canales

November 16, 2017 at 11:17 am

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters -San Francisco, CA, USA

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Building: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters
Location: San Francisco, California

Address: 525 Golden Gate
Completion Date: July 2012
Architect: KMD / Stevens + Associates 
Structural Engineer: SOHA Engineers-Tipping Mar
General Contractor: Webcor

Size: 13-story Class A office building.

Area: 277,500 square feet

Cost: $190 million

AE Interests: An integrated, hybrid solar array and wind turbine installation can generate up to 227,000 kWh/year or 7% of the building’s energy need. The building features a state-of-the-art raised flooring system incorporates the building’s data and ventilation infrastructure and reduces heating, cooling and ventilation energy costs by 51 while maximizing daylight harvesting and as a result it saves electricity and minimizes artificial lighting. 525 Golden Gate carbon footprint is 50% less compared to other buildings of similar size

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Written by hermanbravo17

November 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm

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Sierra ODC- Coimbatore, India

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Building: Sierra ODC
Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Address: eFACiLiTY”, #6 (SF No.: 218/2A), Annamalai Industrial Estate, Kalapatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641048, India

Cost: $1.4 M
Size: 18,732 sq.ft
Completed: June, 2017

AE Interest: The SIERRA ODC building has scored 103 points out of 110 under LEED certification and has been recognized as the world’s second highest ranking Green Building. 20 % of the construction materials used are recycled, over 80 % of the construction waste has been either reused or recycled, and 78.3 % of the materials used are local products. A great portion of the budget was spent in the acquisition of 60Kw solar panels that make the ODC Sierra a carbon-neutral building. By using water saving fixtures and curbing wastage, the building have managed a 89% water efficiency, and 100% of the Water is recycled. These many features helped the building achieved a  platinum rating.

Written by hermanbravo17

November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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Canmet Materials Technology Laboratory; Ontario, Canada

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Building: Canmet Materials Technology Laboratory
Location: Ontario, Canada
Architect: Diamond Schmitt
Completion: January, 2011
Cost: $69 Million
Structural Engineer: RJC Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Integral (Alias Cobalt Engineers)
General Contractor: Ellisdon Corporation

AE Interest: Certified LEED platinum in 2013. Achieved sustainable site design: indigenous plants and rainwater reuse. Clerestories bring natural light into corridors and labs. Customized orientation specific solar shading reduces glare and thermal gains. 100% fresh air ventilation. Thermal collection system located on roof sends thermal energy to large water holding tanks underground. 77% reduction from national median Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for building type. Just under one-third of the construction material is made from recycled materials and 44% of the construction material was harvested and manufactured within 450 miles of the site. Exterior materials (zinc and glass fiber cement panels) are rated for long-term performance and interior materials are tough and robust for a long term durable building plan.

Written by katiefh0127

November 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Built