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The J. Craig Venter Institute – La Jolla, California

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JCVI outside  JCVI inside  JCVI Operation  JCVI solar

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Project: The J. Craig Venter Institute
Location: La Jolla, California
Address: 4120 Capricorn Lane 92037
Architect: ZGF Architects
MEP Engineer: Integral Group and PE Innovations
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Completed: November 2013
Size: 44,607 SF

AE Interest: LEED Platinum certified in 2016 and net zero energy footprint – the first biology laboratory in the country to achieve both, utilizes captured stormwater for reuse in toilets and cooling towers, facility is pre-piped to allow the use of regional reuse water, two arrays of photovoltaic surfaces on the roof serve as both an energy source and shading structure, internal and external loads are controlled by heating and cooling via induction beams, uses two civil cisterns and one storage tank for rainwater storage, uses a 50,000 gallon Thermal Energy System for heat generation, no natural gas lines connected to it, unfinished wood was used to eliminate harmful chemical finishes and Portland Type II concrete was used to reflect heat, the budget was reduced by 70% but the building maintained its functionality and purpose, 100% collection and reuse of on-site rainwater.

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Written by Griffin Powell

December 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Built

H-E-B at Mueller – Austin, Texas

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HEB outside  HEB inside  HEB elevations  HEB plan

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Project: H-E-B at Mueller
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 1801 E 51st 78723
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
Associate Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects
MEP Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Beicker Consultants, LLC
Completed: July 2013
Size: 83,587 SF

AE Interest: LEED Gold certified in 2014, recognized by American Institute of Architects as one of the top 10 most sustainable architecture projects of 2016, canopy has same ceramic coating as space shuttles to reflect heat, 600 rooftop solar panels produce 200,000 kWh/year which provides enough power to light the entire store, rain gardens act as a natural filtration system capturing runoff from the parking lot (manages 100% of stormwater), slashed its energy and water use by 57% over the grocery store national median, daylighting integrated with computer automated LED lighting, uses destratification fans and chilled beams to regulate comfort, uses the City of Austin’s reclaimed water system (1/4 the cost of portable water) which accounts for 82% of the store’s water consumption, front vestibule allows heating and cooling systems to work less.

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Written by Griffin Powell

December 7, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Built