LEED Cat I
Site Use and & Protection Measures Before & During Construction.
One year before construction owner completed grading, drainage and construction of a retention pond in front of the structure; so all of the run-off water was retained on-site.
LEED Cat II
Outdoor & Indoor Water Efficiency Measures in Project:
Water draining off green roof goes through gutters down a hanging chain to the landscaping below. The landscaping is sloped so that the runoff water helps water the landscaping due to the outward facing slope.
LEED Cat III
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Measures Used in Project:
• Wood–framed Low-E and solar tinted windows
• Every light fixture on the property is fluorescent or low voltage; no incandescent lights
• All lights have photo sensors and timers on them
• Cellulose insulation in the ceilings and blown-in fiberglass in the walls
LEED Cat V
Indoor Environmental Considerations Used in Project:
Everything used in all the interior spaces was installed and the doors of the building were left open for over a month to allow everything to outgas prior to occupation.
LEED Cat V
• Low VOC carpeting and draperies
• Richlite paper-based countertops
• Very nice plywood cabinets
• Wall mounted toilets and free floating cabinetry allow for quick and easy cleaning of the bathrooms without mold concerns.
Space & Water Heating Systems
The buildings are designed so that everything happens from the center of each building. As a result there is no plumbing on exterior walls for saving energy and freeze protection.The hotel uses a Rinnai tankless boiler system. Due to the design of the building there are very short footage runs from each hot water heater to each showerhead. Each building has 3 instantaneous hot water heaters for the potable water system and one Bideras instantaneous heater for the hydronic space heating system.
Rinnai Tankless Systems
The Rinnai system allows each tankless water heater to “talk” to each other heater as the demand on them increases or decreases. This is an extremely energy efficient system which currently runs off natural gas, but at any time can be converted over to solar hydronic. If a customer wants more heat in a room, a secondary ceiling mounted fan-powered hydronic system picks up the slack.