Maximizing energy efficiency, environmental quality and community benefit is critical as we look to adapt and reuse existing buildings and structures. Our buildings generally, and existing building stock in particular, represent tremendous opportunity to lower our energy footprint. At the same time, each completed renovation fixes performance gains as well as missed opportunities for a building already proved valuable enough to save and reuse. This workshop looks at effective strategies specific to adaptive reuse for shrinking an energy footprint from environmental design, systems design and architectural perspectives. Through a case study of the newly adapted Anonymous Hall at Dartmouth College, the team will look at the implementation of several of those strategies from the client’s goals and aspirations through the iterative design process. The team will assess qualitative benefits including thermal comfort and quantitative benefits using Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCA) and other tools as well as lessons learned.
Outline Adaptive Reuse specific strategies for improving energy efficiency.
Explain design parameters for low mass heating and cooling systems in the context of Adaptive Reuse.
Describe specific measures for limiting solar heat gain and thermal loss through a glazed facade.
Frame novel integration opportunities between systems and envelope.