Green Case Study - Capital Building Project
Shannon Community Center Dublin, California
The City of Dublin’s 19,700 square foot, new and improved Shannon Community Center includes a banquet hall for 300 people, a catering kitchen, two preschool classrooms, flexible meeting rooms, staff area, and support spaces. Dahlin Group Architecture incorporated a terra cotta colored tile roof, cream-colored walls, sandstone colored base, dark window mullions and green stone accent tiles into the traditional mission style building design. The building interior has similar finishes and colors that mimic the terra cottas and creams in the wall colors, carpets and tiles. The landscape plan produced a demonstration garden on the lower terrace which doubles as a teaching resource for nature camp. The project incorporates public art installations. The City’s Green Building Ordinance requires any Capital Building Project of $3 million or more be built to LEED Silver standards. Shannon Community Center has achieved this certification, namely through:
Sustainable Sites: Shannon Community Center is built on a previously developed site, central to residential activity and community services, designed to accommodate low emissions vehicles, car and van pools and bicycles, and treats 95% of storm runoff on site before releasing it into the storm water system.
Water Efficiency: The Center is designed for 20% reduction in annual water consumption; incorporating “touch-less” low flow lavatories, toilets and urinals.
Energy and Atmosphere: The Center is designed to reduce energy consumption by approximately 25% by incorporating computer-controlled mechanical and lighting systems that also maximize user comfort.
Materials and Resources: The building employed 50% FSC wood, emphasizing materials purchase from within a 500 mile radius and recycled building materials in its construction.
Indoor Environmental Quality: The project instituted a Construction Management Plan to protect materials and mechanical systems from debris and dust contamination during storage and installation. The building design incorporates daylighting and views.
“And there was evening and there was morning” Mosaic Tile Artwork Outdoor Fountain Area – Margarita Soyfertis & Tessarae Mosaic Studio
|State of California Workforce Housing Grants||$1,127,876|