In Sharonville, we are all about being green.
The Sharonville Convention Center was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environ-mental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing, constructing and operating the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.
Some examples of the tactics applied to achieve certification:
- To reduce the “heat island effect,” as well as cooling loads, a white silicone-coated polyurethane foam roof system was installed.
- Trees and plants for the exterior landscaping do not require an irrigation system.
- Through the use of metered restroom fixtures, the facility’s water consumption has been reduced by more than 40%.
Energy and Atmosphere
- High efficiency heating and cooling equipment, along with tinted and coated insulating reflective glass, improves thermal insulation, and a reduces lighting power, an overall energy performance that is a 15% improvement over an ASHRAE baseline version of the facility.
Materials and Resources
- Our expansion and renovation maximized the reuse of the existing building envelope, and interior elements were utilized and repurposed to the greatest extent possible.
- The project employed a construction and demolition waste management program, ensuring that over 75% of generated waste was diverted from the landfill.
Indoor Environmental Quality
- To minimize off-gassing, and increase indoor air quality, low-emitting products (minimal VOC content) were specified for adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and carpet systems.
- Ability to control lighting and thermal systems.
Additional sustainable efforts
- The Convention Center has instituted a recycling program in conjunction with Rumpke, and is also work-ing with their vendors to provide environmentally friendly serving products.
- To improve storm water quality, the parking lot was designed with ninety four (94) parking spaces con-structed of pervious concrete pavement, and approximately three hundred (300) linear feet of bio-swale. These components filter the storm water runoff, removing pollutants, as it makes it’s way into storm sewer system.