D05 - Regenerative Design Through Adaptive Reuse

Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM | 196C « Back

Abstract Text:

The 2030 Challenge has famously suggested that architecture, as the largest energy consuming and emitting sector of the US economy, is the problem. It follows that architecture is also the solution in that much of our building stock is aging and ready to be renewed. Yet much of our green building industry is focused on new construction on greenfield sites. Existing buildings within and around cities are ripe for regnerative design opportunities. Through thoughtful adaptive reuse, we are poised to transform our cities and the lives of the people within them. By reinvesting in the building stock we have, we take the most sustainable action of all in that we avoid further consumption of not only building materials, but also open space, clean air, and precious natural resources. This interactive session will engage participants in a series of exercises based on real-world decisions encountered on the Arch|Nexus SAC adaptive reuse office project located in Midtown Sacramento, California (LEED v4 Platinum, Living Certified Building, and WELL Pursuant). Each exercise will explore a different challenge faced on the project from three very different perspectives - that of the Owner, the Architect, and the Design/Build Contractor.

Learning Objectives:

Describe why building reuse per LEED v4 BD+C Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction is a meaningful alternative to new construction.

Understand how to overcome the many obstacles associated with the adaptive reuse of a poorly oriented existing building in the context of LEED v4 BD+C Optimize Energy Performance.

Discuss the importance of going beyond the requirements of LEED v4 BD+C Sensitive Land Protection by avoiding greenfield construction altogether.

Identify best practices for regenerative design on greyfield sites as it relates to LEED v4 BD+C Site Assessment.

Learning Level:



GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD +C
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD +C

Education Tracks: The Future is Now (Special Set Room)

Event Type: Core Education Program > Session