Riverfront Park Redevelopment, USA

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Green Aspects

Energy
Energy Efficiency
Riverfront Park RedevelopmentThe park uses around 22 percent less energy than the LEED energy baseline for the site. Energy efficient LED fixtures have been installed in the park along with an advanced control system, which allows the lighting level throughout the park to be adjusted on command to optimize energy use. stopping zoloft after 6 weeks

The amphitheatre building is equipped with an efficient Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) highly efficient commercial HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. The system moves heat and cooling around the building as needed by providing either heating or cooling via a network of ceiling-hung indoor units. Carbon dioxide sensors have been installed within each densely occupied space to optimize HVAC energy use.

Renewable energy
Around 6 percent of the park’s total energy needs are met by renewable energy generated on-site with a geothermal heating and cooling system. The system includes 62 boreholes that are around 90 m in depth, and is able to provide approximately 420 kW of heating and cooling. The park also has an outdoor public solar mobile device charging station that is equipped with three 20 W solar panels and can charge a range of personal devices such as phones, tablets and mp3 players. A 168 W-hour battery allows the station to charge devices during the night or on cloudy days.


Materials

Waste management during construction
The project had ambitious waste management objectives and diverted 88 percent of construction waste from landfill. The team held a pre-construction meeting with the waste contractor to identify the major sources of construction waste that would be produced by the project and how waste sent to landfill could be minimized. Comingled recycling is supported in Nashville and site waste was dumped into containers that were sorted off site by a waste management company. The waste was then reported back to Skanska in detailed monthly reports. The Waste Management Plan was communicated to all subcontractors during the project orientation and the plan was regularly reviewed during subcontractor coordination meetings. Over 1,800 tons of construction waste was diverted from landfill in total. The team worked with the fencing subcontractor to renovate a portion of the existing site fencing and found a local company that could reuse the redundant fencing, which avoided the creation of almost 5 tons of waste material.

Environmentally responsible materials
Low emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring systems and wood products have been used in the amphitheater building. zoloft increased alcohol tolerance

Operational waste management
Riverfront Park RedevelopmentThe amphitheater building is equipped with three interior recycling stations and two exterior recycling dumpsters in the loading dock. The ticketing and food preparation areas also have large recycling stations. Recycling facilities are designed to receive paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastics.


Water

Water efficiency

The park is designed to use around 30 percent less potable water than the LEED baseline for the site. The amphitheater building is equipped with water efficient and low-flow bathroom fixtures. A rainwater harvesting system ensures that no potable water is used for irrigation. Local and native plants and grasses have also been used in the landscaped areas to reduce the demand for irrigation.

Stormwater management
The site has a rainwater harvesting system that collects rainwater from the amphitheatre building and the surrounding hardscape into a 1,500 m3 underground rainwater cistern under the artist wing. The system supplies water to the nighttime irrigation system, and is topped up with groundwater via pumps during periods of low rainfall but when irrigation is required. The park also has a 190 m2 rain garden to allow excess stormwater to infiltrate the ground and reduce stormwater runoff.


Other Green Aspects

Reducing local environmental impacts during construction
The project is adjacent to the Cumberland River, and measures were taken to minimize soil erosion and the possible sedimentation of waterway. Biweekly soil erosion inspections were carried out at least 72 hours apart and rainfall was monitored on a daily basis. Soil erosion and sedimentation were part of worker training, and corrective action was required following maintenance checks and observed deviations from approved practice. Erosion control measures included drain inlet protection and silt fence socks around the perimeter of the site, which allow water to flow through while trapping silt. Other measures included a wheel wash at the construction entrance/exit, temporary sediment basins and dust control measures. single dose diflucan

Riverfront Park RedevelopmentRisks associated with oil spills were mitigated by using designated refueling stations situated away from drains and watercourses, not storing bulk fuel on site, and regular equipment inspections and maintenance. Spill cleanup kits were located in the Skanska project office, and all subcontractors with equipment onsite were required to have their own spill kits. cheap generic viagra from india

A Master Chemical Inventory List specific to the project was kept and updated regularly. Paint brushes were washed in a designated area and rinse water contained and disposed of properly.

The team also worked to reduce the energy they used on site during construction. For example, energy efficient project lighting was used throughout the site and programmable thermostats were installed in the Skanska office along with a power down function, which allowed lighting, office equipment and heating to be switched off at night and over the weekend when possible.

Green roofing
The amphitheatre building has 325 m2 of sedum green roofing in total over the back stage area and the ticketing booth. Green roofing provides additional thermal insulation and extends the roof’s lifespan by protecting it from weathering and UV light. In addition, roof vegetation can filter airborne pollution and reduce stormwater runoff. diflucan rash skin

Promoting biodiversity
225 trees have been planted in the park, including 36 different species to promote biodiversity and a varied habitat for urban wildlife. The park is in the process of achieving the status as an arboretum, which requires an exhibit of at least 30 different tree species according to the Tennessee arboretum standard.

Flood mitigation
The park is at the risk of flooding from the adjacent Cumberland River. Phase 1 of the Riverfront Park Redevelopment has an integrated flood mitigation wall that is designed to protect parts of downtown Nashville against 500-year flood events. The wall consists of a below-grade seepage cut-off wall that is 2.5 to 10.5 m in depth and has been constructed along the full length of the park. The flood mitigation wall is designed to significantly slow down the underground movement of water in the event of a flood in downtown Nashville. Less than 1 m of the wall is above ground and forms a decorative garden and seat wall capped in limestone. 

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Additional Info

  • Project Type: Renovation
  • Location: USA
  • Green Aspects: Water, Local Impacts
  • Social Aspects: Human Resources, Corporate Community Involvement, Business Ethics, Health & Safety
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