Cedar Falls Visitor Center Master Plan
Ecotope developed guidelines for the incorporation of energy and resource efficient building elements into the master plan for a visitor center facility in a remote location.
|Jones and Jones Architects and Landscape Architects Seattle Water Department|
|The Cedar Falls facility was designed to provide a
demonstration of efficient energy and water use while generating
minimal impact on a natural site. Ecotope developed energy
efficiency standards for the performance of the building envelope,
and consulted on a variety of potential mechanical and building
systems for the site. |
Ecotope evaluated and recommended options for efficient glazing and insulation systems, as well as options for resource efficient structural and finishing systems. A comparative review of heating, cooling, and ventilation options were conducted, including the feasibility of a variety of new technologies. A set of recommendations was developed based on the site limitations, budget, and operation guidelines of the facility. A review was also conducted of lighting and water conservation technologies appropriate for the project.
These options were reviewed with the project team and the work was incorporated into the building program to guide decision-making during the design development phase of the project.