One of the most exciting parts of any year in the green building industry is looking through the projects that were recognized by the American Institute of Architects in the Committee on the Environment (COTE) awards. All of these projects are notable for achieving design excellent and environmental performance while adapting to different scales, climate zones and typologies.Read more
The Camden Yards Sports Complex, in partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority, has been awarded two LEED Certifications. The B+O Warehouse has been certified LEED Silver and Oriole Park has been certified LEED gold, both under the EBOM (existing buildings, operations and maintenance) rating system.
The Complex joins a host of other sports venues that have been certified. According to the MLB.com, Orioles Park is only the fourth major league baseball stadium to be awarded Gold level certification.
The EBOM rating system focuses on existing building looking to undergo sustainable improvements to their every day operations and maintenance practices. It is used to help building operators measure their performance and addresses whole-building issues.
The Park and Warehouse demonstrate sustainable practices through waste audits and an increase in recycling, system upgrades, a dedication to using only sustainably certified green cleaning products, a decrease in energy demand through the use of off-site renewable systems, and a commitment to tracking and decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions.
Doo Consulting supported Paladino in achieving LEED certification. Specifically, Doo Consulting conducted the onsite refrigerants survey for both the Warehouse and the Stadium; tracked and monitored the use and purchase of sustainable equipment throughout the complex; tracked the facility alterations and additions documentation; and reviewed various policies to be implemented into the Complex’s maintenance program, such as the Integrated Pest Management Plan and the best management practices for IAQ management program.
While Doo Consulting has certified various entertainment venues, such as the new MGM Casino and Merriweather Post Pavilion, this is their first stadium.
Doo Consulting is proud to have contributed to two winning design teams at USGBC Maryland’s Wintergreen Awards for the innovation in LEED® sustainable building design.
The Wintergreen Awards recognize businesses and local projects that demonstrate exemplary performance in sustainability. They focus on the key attributes of sustainability: high performance building, healthy design, environmental stewardship, and community impact. They highlight these green building initiatives and achievements within the USGBC Maryland community.
JP2 Architects LEED® Certified Gold interior fit-out for their Dillon Street office won the Wintergreen award for commercial interiors. Their adaptive reuse of a long-existing building combined with their focus on occupant health highlights all of the attributes a Wintergreen Award winner should exemplify. They used only low impact materials, installed Energy Star® rated equipment and appliances, and incorporated daylighting opportunities through the installation of Solatubes – tubular daylighting devices that offer high-performance lighting and bring daylight into interiors spaces. These features helped to create an inspiring open office plan and optimal work environment.
The Richard and Virginia Holt Center in Chestertown, MD, converted a historically designated 1865 church into a new, state-of-the-art learning center for the community. With innovation in sustainable design being a primary goal, the foundation transformed the building into their office headquarters, an education center, and schooner project shop. The Holt Center is LEED® Certified Platinum, featuring a rooftop solar array that offsets 18% of the building’s total energy cost, and a 48% water-use reduction with the installation of low-flow, high-efficient plumbing fixtures. What is most impressive is how the Holt Center serves as a teaching tool for all who enter, making it the ideal winner for the Wintergreen Community Leader Award for innovation in New Construction.
Both Baltimore’s JP2 Architects and Chestertown’s Sultana Education Foundation are both owners that value a holistic design approach to construct efficient, high-performance buildings. Through their work they will continue to inspire the sustainable design community here in Maryland. Congratulations to both teams!