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Cooper Green Design (CGD) is working on 3 new projects with 4 Elements Group:
CGD is providing green building design and LEED consulting services for the Centerpont CT campus in Middletown, CT. The campus includes 7 new 2-story buildings and one existing building renovation. Spaces are available for purchase or for lease in an “office-condo” arrangement. The first phase includes 3 new buildings that are registered under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Core & Shell Rating System and targeting a LEED Silver Certification. A rooftop photovoltaic system will provide a portion of the electricity, and an energy-efficient building envelope will reduce energy use and utility costs for owners and tenants. Each space will be individually metered, allowing owners and tenants to monitor their own energy and water use and encourage conservation practices. Tenant and owner guidelines are being developed in order to support LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors spaces and to provide occupants with suggested strategies to maximize the performance of their spaces. Architect: Tyre Studio
East Hartford Fire Station No. 5
CGD is providing LEED consulting services for the East Hartford Fire Station No. 5 in East Hartford, CT. The project is registered under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 Rating System and is anticipating Silver Certification. Architect: Silver Petrucelli + Associates
New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
CGD is completing daylighting and view calculations for a new volunteer ambulance corp. building in New Canaan CT. Architect: Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC
Top 10 Greenbuild Quotes
Al Gore inspired the nearly 30,000 Greenbuild attendees in Arizona last week when he pledged to the children of our nation "We are NOT going to let you down!" See this and other witty, inspiring, and technical quotes from my Top 10 Greenbuild Quotes post on Cooper Green Design | The Blog.
Energy Use Intensity in Academic Buildings
CGD is developing a planning tool for college and university campuses that will help to proiritize buildings that require immediate energy retrofits. A preliminary study included 50 buildings at a private university in the northeast. The energy intensity for each building was calculated and then compared to the CBECS data based on building type and region. Buildings are placed into 7 categories based on the % difference from the CBECS comparision, and buldings that are under-performing are recommended for retrofits.
If you have separately metered buildings on your campus and would like to contribute data to this ongoing project, please contact CGD.
Green Building Training & Education
Did you know that CGD provides customized green building workshops for groups and organizations of all sizes? Led by Erin Nunes Cooper, AIA, LEED AP, workshops are tailored to individual needs. Previous workshop topics have included Green Building Legislation, Costs & Benefits of Green Building, LEED "Cram for the Exam" Workshops, and Campus Sustainability. Contact CGD to discuss your needs and to learn more about engaging Erin to speak at your event.
Don't have a group event? Considering taking a LEED exam on your own? CGD organizes open workshops or study sessions when there is enough interest. Contact CGD to request a session.
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About Cooper Green Design
Cooper Green Design is an architecture and green building design and consulting company in Western Massachusetts. Erin Cooper, AIA, LEED AP founded the practice with the principle that green building design can be affordable, efficient, and invigorating for every client.
Services include architectural design, campus planning, green building consulting, and LEED project management & documentation. Cooper Green Design is an Architecture 2030 Challenge Adopter, and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.