The theme for the March monthly meeting was Tour Night. This year’s tour was all about the Washington University Loop Student Living Initiative, also known as the Loop Lofts.
At Tour Night, the design highlights were reviewed by Jeff Crawford, Vice President of Higher Education & Research at Ross & Baruzzini, and a live demonstration of the building automation system was given by Brian Talbot, Project Manager at Johnson Controls. Discussion included challenges associated with energy efficient design and lessons learned.
The project was awarded a St. Louis Chapter Technology Award in 2014 and is one of only nine Platinum buildings certified in Missouri. The official LEED scorecard can be found here.
After the main presentation, smaller groups were formed to tour the facility. Stops along the way included the central utility plant, a typical 3-bedroom living unit, the rooftop including the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, and the patio rooftop area.
Thank you to all tour stop presenters:
Jeff Crawford, Vice President of Higher Education & Research, Ross & Baruzzini
Brian Talbot – Project Manager, Johnson Controls
Ron Hubbard – Sales Engineer, Behrmann Company
Mike Todd – Sales Engineer, Behrmann Company
Jack Waterbury – Mechanical Engineer, Ross & Baruzzini
For more information about the development, hear from Henry S. Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration at Washington University in St. Louis, in this YouTube video.
Tour night will review the design and operational performance of a local LEED Platinum building owned and operated by Washington University. The project was recently awarded a Technology Award by the St. Louis Chapter and is only one of nine Platinum buildings certified in Missouri; Only six others are located in St. Louis. The LEED scorecard can be reviewed online at the following URL: http://www.usgbc.org/projects/wu-loop-living-phase-1
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Speaking at this year’s event are Burton Heller of the University of Missouri, Randy Hassler of McClure Engineering, and Jim Packard of Missouri University of Science & Technology. See their Bio’s below and be sure to register to hear their insight into district energy systems at higher education campuses. Continue reading →