is there a fee to pay taxes by credit card chase credit card perks chase freedom credit card activation number want pay my old navy credit card bill standard chartered credit card offers sri lanka chevron canada credit card application hsbc credit card app status american airlines rewards credit cards instant credit cards use it today students credit card uk hdfc bank credit card netsafe login sams credit card application pay student loan with credit card smart chip credit card chase how to stop getting prescreened credit card offers standard chartered bank credit card customer care bangalore hdfc platinum credit card reward points redemption catalogue hsbc 2 cash back credit card credit card interest rate formula gas cards for bad credit canada what to do if you have too much credit card debt firestone credit card payment site best student credit cards for 2012 the fair credit and charge card disclosure act of 1988 is optional advice to credit card companies federal regulations credit card companies ge credit card application how to settle debts with credit card companies loans to pay off credit card debt want apply credit cards india frequent flyer miles credit card no annual fee credit card lawsuit settlement offer bank of america credit card processing fees online tracking hdfc credit card application citibank secured credit cards reviews pay taxi credit card singapore merrill lynch credit card pay online government credit card debt reduction plan do casinos take credit card how to get secured credit card with bad credit android market account without credit card test credit card numbers that work how do pos credit card terminals work number call cancel chase credit card citibank aadvantage credit card sign interest free balance transfer credit cards no fee printable manual credit card slips apply credit card 5000 dollar limit sbi credit card flight offers vystar credit card mbna virgin atlantic credit card uk can secured credit card build credit apply online credit card bad credit jp morgan government credit card payment usa credit cards cash back ge money credit card british airways credit card offer 50 000 miles kohl credit card phone number united airlines visa credit card customer service discover direct rewards credit card login credit cards issued by first bank of delaware top ten credit cards for people with bad credit can i pay by credit card using paypal 0 apr for cash advance credit cards chase united credit card deals fleet farm credit cards apply for hsbc credit card usa capital one airline credit card reviews capital one pre qualify credit cards can you buy something online with a prepaid credit card credit card receipt printer laptop identity theft credit card offers best cash back credit cards no foreign transaction fees starwood preferred guest credit card 30000 how to accept credit card payments for business flagstar rewards credit card 0 apr credit card calculator gemoneybank credit cards fashion bug credit card online 2009 credit card statistics college students american airlines credit card review 100 dating site no credit card completely free credit card codes 2012 credit union secured credit card offers wireless credit card terminal singapore pay standard chartered credit card bill india credit card insurance premium united airlines credit card 60000 miles credit cards build credit best list of credit card issuing banks pay walmart credit card with debit card how to cancel credit one bank card what are the top secured credit cards applied bank credit card bad credit phone number to cancel old navy credit card market america credit card ibv pay my exxon mobil credit card bill heartland credit card login credit card debt repayment stories davids bridal credit card hsbc payment credit cards 2012 bad credit need credit card fast pc richards credit card online application wells fargo visa signature credit card barclaycard credit card ppi credit card login barclays deutsche bank india credit card apply does affect my credit score close credit card diners credit card application status compare low interest credit cards canada how do victoria secret credit cards work joint credit card application visa get american credit card in canada credit card magnetic stripe encoding first premier bank centennial credit card where to get a prepaid credit card in alberta union bank credit card application requirements capital one credit card lost stolen phone number chase bank credit card application status credit card processing merchant fees overseas credit card debt uk pay my credit care card united credit card $50000 free miles can i draw cash from my credit card storing credit card information in database many digits does visa credit card have georgia statute limitations debt credit card shell credit card payment phone number student visa credit card log feed paper into verifone credit card machine apply bloomingdale credit card how to find out a credit card pin number credit card easy to get approval aeroplan credit card canada aqua credit card cash back good credit cards deals mail order credit card processing service credit cards free flights credit card payoff calculator balance transfer what are the best credit card companies do we need credit card for apple id apps negotiate credit card settlement american express how credit card processing works ppt minimum credit card balance calculator citi card credit card payment ge money credit card australia how to check my hdfc credit card statement online natwest credit card cash withdrawal charges how to apply for first premier credit card how do i check my credit card balance online credit cards for fair credit with rewards ps3 credit card details leaked american express credit card registry form deutsche credit card.it barclays credit card payment india can pay sallie mae student loan credit card buy credit card protection sleeves smartphone credit card processing intuit credit cards have joint applications pay american express credit card bill person how do you cancel a credit card charge bank secured credit card bank of america business credit card activation ny and company credit card customer service is it good to have multiple credit cards with no balance pay sallie mae loan credit card does it hurt my credit score to open a new credit card can you get credit card after chapter 7 where to apply for a credit card with bad credit citi credit card sears best credit card bonus canada sign up bonuses rei credit card application capital one secured card build credit holiday gas station credit card taking halifax credit card abroad apply international credit card bangladesh hdfc credit card points reimbursement contactless credit card technology credit card manufacturers canada chase business credit card rewards united mileage plus credit card chase citibank cash rewards credit card review square credit card reader for pc how to make a paypal without a credit card 2012 amazon credit card with points sign up for credit card chase credit card numbers of card is lost ppi credit card calculator free old navy credit card visa payment low rate credit card commonwealth bank how to get cash back on a credit card credit cards company logo credit card balances are included in m1 m2 pay off credit card lloyds online using a stolen credit card online without getting caught balance on credit card for good credit credit cards with no credit limit citibank credit card bill payment drop box best credit card sign up promotions best apps to accept credit cards on iphone portable credit card machine iphone cash advance on credit card company credit card usage guidelines hdfc bank credit card official website mobile credit card processing exchange rate credit card currency lic premium payment through hdfc credit card hdfc credit card reward points redemption catalogue has best credit card perks interest rates credit cards explained iphone credit card processing free what is the best credit cards to get lowes credit card login business itunes your credit card has been declined check credit card statement paypal payza credit card verification bt credit card cash back citizen credit card machine credit card square for iphone transfer money credit card bank account uk sears credit cards customer service phone number free credit score without a credit card aluma wallet credit card holder rfid blocking credit card opt out prescreen how to get a credit card in australia with a bad credit rating how do you pay credit cards off best number of credit cards to have bad credit need a credit card with no upfront setup fees use usb credit card swiper paypal credit card swiper square credit card reader windows phone 7 pay hdfc credit card bill payment online sears card credit score free how does 0 apr work on credit cards credit cards annual fee waiver credit card payment gateway apply schwab bank invest first visa credit card can you get a chase credit card with bad credit capital one credit card payment customer service alaska airlines bank of america credit card login visa credit card dispute time how to pay off credit card online rbc american express credit card online application in india credit card car rental insurance how to pay jcpenney credit card online natwest online business credit card college student credit cards citi credit card formula direct debit credit card lloyds credit building credit cards for college students get a credit card with poor credit rating should i pay off credit cards or save for retirement change my google credit card information can i make a payment on my best buy credit card with a gift card free credit card numbers that work and cvv2 have no credit but need credit card tips on how to use a credit card wisely rei visa credit card login get american credit card outside us bmw credit card online login credit card debt in americans credit card applications for people with good credit first tennessee bank credit card hsbc credit card personal account protection usb credit card readers for laptops unsecured credit cards for limited credit how to rent a car in spain without a credit card no limit credit card black card can you use student loans to pay off credit card debt transfer credit card balances no fee secret history of the credit card frontline video dcu credit card review can purchase money order walmart credit card settling credit card debt affect credit score application for a credit card best credit cards for people with bad credit rating rates newegg credit card account login virgin credit cards customer services address amex delta skymiles credit cards citi credit card application status fatwallet student credit card ratings i lost my job and can;t pay my credit cards tires plus credit card discount stop paying credit card debt best canadian credit cards for travel visa debit credit card number qantas frequent flyer credit card woolworths being sued for credit card debt in texas best credit card for shopping abroad minimum credit score for credit card canada how to get visa credit card in pakistan credit cards people poor credit canada how to consolidate credit card debt with bad credit long should business keep credit card receipts elan credit cards services square app credit card processing credit card statements how long to keep credit card cash advance fee citibank pay just tires credit card picture credit card visa what is jcb credit card aaa visa bank of america credit card continental credit card credit card knife when was the 1st credit card issued abercrombie and fitch online credit card payment walmart credit card payment phone number nhl credit card canada hsbc credit card contact number singapore pay speedway credit card best way build your credit credit cards bank of america usa credit card card credit merchant online us credit card number address what are some key factors you should consider when choosing a credit card free vector credit card icons denied credit card what are the first four digits of a credit card credit debit card deposits disabled minicraft debt credit cards death consumer jungle shopping credit card answers obama credit card declined unsecured credit cards no fees bad credit best credit card for airline miles reviews hdfc platinum plus credit card offers on movie tickets standard chartered bank credit card customer care number hyderabad can pay my natwest credit card phone can you pay federal taxes credit card can get secured credit card business mbna credit card ppi complaints address discover card student credit card limit balance transfer credit card bank rakyat standard chartered online credit card application philippines waive annual fee credit card letter cimb card credit islamic cool pictures put credit card issue number maestro credit card how to protect rfid credit cards percentage americans have no credit card debt bank of america credit card phone number lost manchester united credit card uk next card credit card not using a credit card hurt your credit discount rates credit card transactions how to opt out of pre approved credit card offers american airlines miles credit card no annual fee get free credit score report without credit card credit card images for print household credit card online login maybank transfer balance credit card what kind of credit score do i need to get a walmart credit card jp morgan chase credit cards government international credit card processing rates sample authorization letter to pick up credit card; how do i cancel my ae credit card best women;s wallet for credit cards accepting credit cards with paypal account credit card balances are a component of m1 low limit credit card internet use jp morgan chase government credit card log new bank of america credit card terms do you have to be a student to apply for a student credit card capital one guaranteed credit card my southwest credit card points balance transfer credit cards with low apr how to make an itunes account without a credit card or paypal 2012 capital one application credit card how do i change credit card on psn apply saks fifth ave credit card top credit card relief programs new millenium secured credit card review random credit card number generator with security code gordon jewelers credit card fair debt collection practices act credit cards credit cards without international transaction fees lowes credit card login visa credit card company has lowest interest rate how much does it cost to buy a credit card machine hsbc credit card application form online need credit card fast but have bad credit approved bank of america credit card with rewards yankees logo credit card bdo credit card requirements for application best credit card payment app android union plus credit cards login quickbooks credit card payment account applying for credit cards with no credit apple iphone credit card scanner best credit card signup bonus 2012 new business credit cards without personal guarantee no interest no annual fee credit cards credit card no credit check no deposit pottery barn kids credit card online access sams club credit cards log 0 percent interest credit card 0 percent credit cards 12 months how to get a free credit report online without using a credit card citibank credit card application form download philippines natwest credit card lost pin number best cash rewards credit cards 2011 barclays credit card dining offers pay off high apr credit card credit card roulette app no fee travel rewards credit cards canada rbs digital credit card chase marriott rewards credit card contact can you withdraw cash from a credit card chase credit card mileage view walmart credit card balance credit card picture id free airport lounge credit card singapore stop auto credit card payments best way to consolidate credit card debt apply orchard bank secured credit card nationwide credit card processing provider store credit card details on iphone make irs payments credit card credit cards merchant charges microsoft office credit card authorization template pay federal taxes online credit card best credit card cash back gas groceries payment using credit card paypal statistics college students debt credit cards pay off credit cards refinance huntington credit card points bdo credit card application promo paying credit card in full every month credit card reform act 2010 credit union workers credit card green credit cards 2012 credit card swipe for ipad secured credit cards for small businesses citibank credit card online payment calculating monthly interest rates on credit cards credit card cash advance fee wells fargo capital one credit card death benefits best credit card rewards reviews citi.com credit card login credit card for students with no job usb credit card swipe paypal what is 0 balance transfer credit cards apply for mastercard credit card interest free credit cards for 12 months uk how to get credit report without credit card secured credit card application bank america best credit card machine small business reviews hsn credit card coupon code what is the easiest bank to get a credit card from best rates credit card consolidation canadian banks have prepaid credit cards tcf secured credit card pay wells fargo consumer credit card average credit card debt student graduating college best buy credit card site sunoco corporate credit card login arco credit card fee credit card application declined india cash back credit card no fee legacy visa credit card svb credit card services can credit card company freeze joint account how many credit cards should you apply for at one time credit card cvv code visa sears credit card login mastercard pottery barn credit card online payment should you get a personal loan to pay off credit cards shoprite credit card wells fargo credit card travel notification what is a credit card processor pre approved credit card search pay honda credit card mbna credit card minimum payment calculated withdraw cash credit card chase can i use a prepaid credit card for online purchases credit card information generator online credit card debt relief counseling credit card cash advance atm credit one bank credit card payment mailing address wells fargo financial credit card payment online open paypal account india without credit card standard chartered credit card malaysia redemption paypal accept credit cards fees barnes and noble nook without credit card citi cards credit card customer service diamond credit card limit best credit cards with average credit rating mumbai airport lounge access credit card credit card reform act of 2009 wikipedia absa platinum credit card benefits credit card dispute charge co signer for best buy credit card chase heb credit card iphone case that holds credit cards credit cards best cash back programs simmons credit card online best secured credit card reviews credit score cards nationwide platinum credit card names different credit card companies college student credit cards chase average canadian credit card debt 2009
Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - RNL Architects Print E-mail
Monday, 27 June 2011 09:40

2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects by the American Institute of Architects2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects by the American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance...
Read More >>
The RSF is a large-scale office building housing more than 800 people who support and conduct research work. The building also houses a data center that serves the entire NREL campus. NREL and DOE's goal is to transform innovative research in renewable energy and energy efficiency into market-viable technologies and practices. This building was conceived to serve as an example of these ideas and a living laboratory for the staff of the RSF to learn from and work by, providing a high-performance workplace and aiming at operating at net-zero energy on an annual basis.NREL-RSF_Frank-Ooms-1The building's narrow, H-shaped footprint Photo by Frank Ooms

The project is recipient of the 2011 AIA COTE Awards, and the article is an abbreviated version of the one posted on AIA’s web site.

Recently Posted

C.F. Møller Infuses New life in One of Denmark’s oldest schoolC.F. Møller Infuses New life in One of Denmark’s oldest...
The listed Sølvgade School built in 1847, close to King...
Bates Masi + Architects - House in Montauk, New YorkBates Masi + Architects - House in Montauk, New York
The house occupies a hill in Montauk with a distant...
Denton Corker Marshall  - Melbourne Museum Denton Corker Marshall - Melbourne Museum
The building is one of Melbourne’s recent landmarks, completed over...
3XN’s Museum of Liverpool3XN’s Museum of Liverpool
The new Museum of Liverpool that has just opened on...

Books that we liked

Fallingwater


FALLINGWATER

Edited by Lynda Waggoner

 

As the client at NREL explained to the design team: "every design decision has an energy impact." The net-zero energy goal for this project amplified every design decision and explicitly shaped the building and resulted in a positive impact on the program and functionality of the building.

NREL-Research-Support-Facility_RNL-10Rendering by VStudios, courtesy of RNL The building is a simple architectural response to the climate, site, and ecology that envelop it and the desire for a flexible, high-performance workplace within. Many of the integrated passive design strategies, such as daylighting and natural ventilation, strongly support both energy performance and human performance. The form of the building is driven by energy, with its long and narrow office wings connected by a central spine, forming an "H" shape. In fact, the building section was the first drawing sketched to understand how to harness passive energy.

The energy-driven form also facilitated significant building program and functional benefits. The open office plan resulted in a higher-density workplace, reducing the building footprint per person. The "H" shape provided secure separation between staff work areas in the office wings and collaborative public meeting spaces in the central collector. This shape also provided two exterior courtyards, which have become popular amenities.

NREL-RSF_Frank-Ooms-3The south wing features a transpired solar collector Image courtesy of NREL

The design began with the development of a simple energy model to begin testing design strategies and helped to quickly move toward a solution that was deeply passive, with a form and exterior envelope that was responsive to the climate, used water-based radiant heating and cooling systems, and decoupled the ventilation air from space conditioning.

Various systems and passive strategies were refined and developed the into a highly integrated singular solution. The design process was streamlined by the use of BIM across the design and construction team. Energy modeling in addition to simulations for daylighting, natural ventilation, thermal mass and the transpired solar collector continued to develop in detail, staying true to the design and serving as a continued performance evaluation tool for both the delivery team and the owner.

Land Use & Community

NREL-Research-Support-Facility_RNL-11Courtesy of RNL 

NREL-Research-Support-Facility_RNL-05Gabion walls like the one seen in this photo are made from rocks found on the site. Credit: Photo by Frank Ooms Integrated into an existing campus, the Research Support Facility enables previously separated staff to come together in one location. It creates outdoor pedestrian spaces designed to entice employees to utilize courtyards. Shuttles, city buses, bike parking, and minimized on-site parking opportunities encourage employees to use alternate methods of transportation. In fact, the bike parking is regularly full and in high demand.

Responsible to neighbors, the campus is careful to protect the existing wildlife and the community life surrounding this new facility. The community and local residents were represented, and their concerns were addressed, throughout the design process. The building height is kept lower than zoning codes allow to respond to the local community’s desire to maintain view corridors. Part of the project included the dedication of land area on the campus’s south table mountain mesa as permanent open space to extend an existing conservation easement.

NREL-Research-Support-Facility_RNL-07Staff members can be seen enjoying lunch in this photo of the west courtyard. Credit: Photo by Frank Ooms

Site Description

The building and site are part of the overall ecosystem and are rooted with a strong sense of place. The building is formed around the forces and natural resources of the climate and the site. The building responds not only to sun and wind but also to the natural lay of the land and the context of the existing campus. The landscape design paid particular attention to natural stormwater management techniques, open space preservation, permeable paving systems, native landscape integration, use of high-albedo pavements, and the innovative use of onsite excavated rock for gabion walls.

The integration of the landscaping has already proven to be a successful creation of habitat, with frequent visits from a local herd of deer and other wildlife. The site creates a natural, beautiful and comfortable exterior space to enjoy while strongly contributing to the overall campus master plan.

Water Conservation and Use

Although rainwater cannot be captured, per Colorado water laws, the project still used the roof area of the project to determine a water use budget. In an average year, a little more than 797,000 gallons of water falls on the roof of the building. The building and site water uses are modeled at just over 791,000 gallons per year.

A combination of highly efficient plumbing fixtures, native and adaptive landscaping, and drip irrigation with a satellite-based smart irrigation controller were used to reduce building water use by 55% and irrigation water use by 84% compared to LEED baselines.
NREL-Research-Support-Facility_RNL-01Aerial site plan and a variety of stormwater management strategies, including bioswales, porous paving, and roof drainage collection.
Courtesy of RNL

The site design for the project works in tune with the existing natural hydrology. The strategies include a series of rain gardens for roof drainage collection, porous paving within the courtyards, and bioswales to connect water collection points to the existing natural arroyo system of the campus. This allows precipitation to infiltrate the soil and take on patterns of drainage consistent with its pre-developed hydrology.



Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 12:01
 
© Copyright Cadtopia 2007-2010. All Rights Reserved.