Published on February 24, 2014
Our Areas of Growth BUILDING INNOVATION Campus Crest is committed to continually improving the way we design and construct our buildings for optimal health, comfort, efficiency, and safety. In 2012, we completed a redesign of our prototype building (to be implemented on 2013 construction starts) to align with LEED and ENERGY STAR. We also installed solar at select properties across our portfolio with more in the pipeline.
Solar Energy at The Grove BUILDING INNOVATION What & Why Benefits Who Renewable energy projects at Campus Crest kicked off in 2012 with installation of two photovoltaic systems: 629 kW system in Greeley, Colorado which is estimated to provide 40-50% of annual energy use, and a 929 kW system in Flagstaff, Arizona, estimated to provide 50-60% of the annual energy use at this property. We have also committed to a PV installation at our property in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Once these programs are running, we will have installed over 2.6 megawatts (MW) electrical capacity, enough to power 260 single-family homes. ENVIRONMENTAL • Decrease demand on oil & coal production Campus Crest Development Campus Crest Construction Ted Rollins Brian Sharpe Andrew Young SolarCity SOCIAL Where • Support the growing renewable energy industry, which currently only produced 7% of the total energy in the US in 2010, according to the U.S. EIA. Flagstaff,AZ Greeley, CO Las Cruces, NM • Decrease the overall electricity demand & impact on existing municipal utility grids Timeline These two projects are just the beginning of a company-wide goal to increase energy independence. To further this goal, the Campus Crest prototype redesign project (also a 2012 initiative) includes modifications to the roof design, building envelope, and HVAC systems to decrease overall energy demand and more easily support solar installations at all new developments. 75% Construct Implementation in Greeley, CO 25% Implemen 50% Exploration in Las Cruces, NM 50% Implemen 25% 260 75% 50% =10 Planning in Flagstaff, AZ Exploration in Fort Collins, CO 50% Design in Philade 50% Planning in Tempe Planning Implementation Tracking Completion grove apartments
Redesigning Our Prototype Building Innovation What & Why Benefits Who We evaluated our prototypical building to examine opportunities for increased energy and water efficiency. Populus, LLC conducted energy audits at three properties (Waco, Denton, and Abaline) to evaluate our existing buildings and identify opportunities for construction and operational improvements. Populus, LLC also conducted a plan and drawing review to align our construction details with Energy Star v3 best practices. During two full day workshop events, the team members used the audit results, energy modeling, and life cycle cost estimates to evaluate and incorporate improvements. ENVIRONMENTAL Campus Crest Construction Campus Crest Development Gary B. Coursey & Associates SW Keeney & Associates H.K.S.E. Harrell Kaine Structural Engineers Inc. Newcomb & Boyde, LLC Institute for the Built Environment Populus, LLC • 30-40% more energy efficient • Estimated 40% reduction in water use SOCIAL • Improved thermal comfort • Healthier building materials • Educational for tenants and parents Where ECONOMIC • Reduced operating expenses Planning 75% • Reduced utility overages in Flagstaff, AZ (happier tenants) Timeline n/a 75% Construction 100% Planning 50% Implementation in Greeley, CO 25% Implementation 50% Construction 50% Exploration in Las Cruces, NM 50% Implementation 100% Tracking 25% Exploration in Fort Collins, CO 50% Design in Philadelphia, PA 100% Complete 50% Planning in Tempe, AZ Planning Implementation Tracking Completion
LEED for Commercial Interiors: Campus Crest Corporate Office Building Innovation What & Why Benefits Who Dedicated, talented employees are a key component to Campus Crest’s ongoing success. What better way to show appreciation for their dedication than by improving the corporate office environment? Campus Crest Corporate office was expanded and renovated in 2012. The renovation project is designed to achieve LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification. With this renovation, Campus Crest signed a 10 year lease and designed for growth to minimize future construction needs for the corporate office. ENVIRONMENTAL Campus Crest Construction Gary B. Coursey & Associates Teeter Engineering Group LAM Studios Institute for the Built Environment The new office boasts a large training facility, employee gym, massage studios, and collaborative work spaces. Healthy interior air quality was supported by incorporation of low VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants. Low-flow water fixtures were installed to support an anticipated 40% water use savings. • Much office furniture, including filing systems, desk and task chairs were reused to limit consumption of virgin materials and decrease carbon emissions from shipping • Wood furniture, flooring and trim products were sourced from sustainably harvested forests as determined by Forest Stewardship Council certification • Materials were purchased and sourced from local manufacturers as much as Planning 75% possible, including furniture, drywall & in Flagstaff, AZ wood studs • Materials with recycled content were prioritized during purchasing 50% Implementation Where 2100 Rexford Road, Charlotte, NC Timeline 75% Construction 100% Planning 25% Implementation 50% Constructio 50% Implementation 100% Tracking 50% Design in Philadelphia, PA 100% Complete 50% Planning in Tempe, AZ in to offset power • Green RECs purchased Greeley, CO demands • Construction waste recycling resulted 50% Exploration in an 87% diversion rate at end of in Las Cruces, NM demolition SOCIAL 25% Exploration • Alternative transportation opportunities in Fort Collins, CO for employees has been supported by incorporating bike racks, showers and carpool areas within the renovated facility Planning • The employee recycling program has Implementation been supported and strengthened Tracking with this new design by incorporating Completion recycling bins at each workstation, as well as at centralized recycling stations • Signage throughout the office educates employees and visitors on the green building features that were incorporated throughout the space to improve the overall working environment for employees
LEED for New Construction: The Grove Chestnut Towers Building Innovation What & Why Benefits Who The Grove at Chestnut Towers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be Campus Crest’s first high-rise project constructed and is pursuing LEED for New Construction (NC) certification. ENVIRONMENTAL Campus Crest Communities, Brandywine Realty Trust, Erdy McHenry Architecture, PHY Engineers Inc., Praxis Building Solutions LLC & Institute for the Built Environment, BEAM Ltd., Pennoni Associates, Keating, 7 Group, Front 100% Planning 75% Construction Inc., Thornton Thomasetti, Concord Engineering, Cerami & Associates Inc., Van Deusen & Associates, Integrated Aquatics Engineering The benefit to pursuing LEED NC is the third-party verification to ensure alignment between design and construction of major HVAC and envelope innovations, which ultimately result in improved performance throughout the building life cycle. LEED NC also helps lay the foundation for sustainable operations and maintenance practices once the project has been completed, which align with Campus Crest’s commitment to providing our residents with healthy living environments. • Green roof on parking garage of the Philadelphia tower with public access, which will enhance local air quality, reduce heat island effect and promote biodiversity in an urban environment. Planning 75% in Flagstaff, AZ • Decreased building energy demand through design and results in reduced carbon emissions and less demand on existing utility infrastructure. 50% Implementation in Greeley, • Development on a previously CO developed site ensures existing native habitat is not impacted or removed, and 50% Exploration as a result, supports biodiversity in Las Cruces, NM SOCIAL • Community connectivity of this project 25% Exploration ensures residents have access to in and public neighborhood servicesFort Collins, CO transportation hubs within a ½ mile of pedestrian access Planning Implementation Tracking Completion 25% Implementation 50% Construction Where Grove at Chestnut Towers: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Implementation 100% Tracking 50% Design in Philadelphia, PA 100% Complete 50% Planning in Tempe, AZ 50% Timeline
LEED for Homes: The Grove at Fort Collins Building Innovation What & Why Benefits Who The Grove at Fort Collins is the first Campus Crest project to pursue LEED for Homes certification. One building will go through the entire certification process while the other buildings on the site will be built to the same standards and subject to the same testing. ENVIRONMENTAL Campus Crest Construction, Campus Crest Development, Architectural Energy Corporation, Institute for the Built Environment, Gary B. Coursey & Associates • Energy & Water Efficiency • Healthy Building Materials • Construction Waste Recycling (86% diversion by 11/1/12) SOCIAL The standards set forth by LEED, ENERGY Planning Serve as a model and educational tool Construction 75% 75% STAR and WaterSense have been used in Flagstaff, AZ students and their families to our to inform the The Grove at Ft. Collins design. The Grove in Ft. Collins is serving as a testing ground for many of the 50% 25% Implementation technologies and strategies which will Implementation in be incorporated into all future designs. Greeley, CO A representative sample of buildings will undergo rigorous testing to assure that buildings are performing as designed. Exploration 50% Implementation 50% Where The Grove at Fort Collins, CO 100% Planning Timeline 50% Construction 100% Tracking 100% Complete in Las Cruces, NM The commitment to green building and LEED certification evolved out of a recommendation from a local community 25% Exploration member to connect with the Institute for Fort Collins, CO in the Built Environment at Colorado State University. From one recommendation has grown an incredible partnership and a journey toward sustainability in all of Planning Campus Crest’s operations. Implementation Tracking Completion 50% Design in Philadelphia, PA 50% Planning in Tempe, AZ
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