SF Bay Area Chapter Event: Water Parametric Analysis + Sustainability
Description: This is a recording of a SF Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on June 22, 2017.
This talk proposes a method for testing thousands of different combinations of water conservation and reuse options to allow a design team to quickly assess which configuration would be best for a project.
To enable this assessment, a tool was developed that automates testing of different combinations of variables including fixtures, sources of water for reuse, demands, connected demands, and tank sizes. A range of options is defined for each variable and the excel based tool iterates through each potential combination. The resulting water savings of these combinations are then funneled into a parallel coordinates chart which provides an easily reviewable summary of the results. This approach to water analysis allows a design team to narrow a large range of options to determine the most effective water savings solution for a project based on specific project conditions and constraints early in the conceptual design of a project. The tradeoffs between different options, including tank size, rainwater collection area, connected fixtures, and reuse treatment, are quickly illustrated to ensure that project resources are used most effectively.
Henry Richardson - Henry Richardson is an Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten with a strong background in daylight analysis, environmental design and LEED administration. With experience on projects that range from complex masterplans to corporate headquarters, he has worked on one of the largest university projects for the San Francisco office, and contributed to Atelier Ten's first Ecodistrict Type 1 targeted project. Henry holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is a LEED accredited professional.
Kirstin Weeks - Kirstin Weeks is an Associate at Arup’s Energy & Sustainability group with 15 years of experience in sustainability consulting. She champions the San Francisco office’s Net Positive Design initiative, and specializes in integration of ecological function in the built environment. Kirstin works with interdisciplinary teams to create built environments that work like ecosystems, eliminating waste as a concept and supporting biophilic wellness, biodiversity, regeneration and reliance on renewable resources. Her project experience extends from sustainability leadership on office, arts, civic, academic, residential and industrial projects to policy and plan development, research and cost-benefit studies. A few of her notable projects include the Recology Zero Waste Masterplan in San Francisco, the Y2E2 building at Stanford University and the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park. Kirstin holds an A.B. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth and an M.S. in Building Science from UC Berkeley. She is a LEED-AP BD+C, Certified Energy Manager, Green Roof Professional and WELL AP.
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